Signs that Bariatric Surgery May Be Right for You

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can be essential for feeling your best and achieving optimal health. Today, there is a wide variety of bariatric surgery treatments that are designed to help people lose weight. There are several signs to look for which indicate that bariatric surgery may be right for you.

You are an adult that is obese. bariatric surgery Houston

If you are obese, meaning that you have a BMI of at least 30, and you are over the age of 18, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. Unless they are extremely obese, these treatments are not performed on teenagers. Bariatric surgery can be particularly beneficial for individuals whose current weight is affecting their health. Conditions that may be improved through gastric surgery include type 2 diabetes, severe sleep apnea, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

You understand the benefits and risks that come with bariatric surgery.

Both surgical and minimally invasive weight loss procedures should be taken seriously and, in many cases, should only be considered if the patient has exhausted other weight loss options, such as dieting and exercise. Like any serious medical procedure, bariatric surgery comes with risks. Some of the risks associated with weight loss surgeries can include blood clots, infection, hernias, and malnutrition. Benefits of these procedures can include weight loss and improved health.

You are ready to make long-term dietary and lifestyle changes.

When you commit to bariatric surgery, it should be with the mindset of long-term health and results. To achieve these goals, you should be prepared to make both dietary and lifestyle changes according to your doctor’s recommendations. For example, your doctor may advise that you participate in a long-term follow-up plan, regularly exercise, attend weight loss support groups, and remove certain foods from your diet.

If you would like to learn more about your candidacy for bariatric surgery in Houston, contact Bariatric Care Centers today at (713) 339-1353 to schedule your free one-on-one consultation.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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  • Surgeon Qualifications-Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; FASMBS.
  • Designation as a “Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” demonstrates commitment to excellence
  • Dr. Mirza is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at a Houston Center Of Excellance.
  • Excellent Long-Term Track Record of Safety
  • Over 15 Years Experience
  • 1,000's of Successful Safe Bariatric Surgeries Performed
  • Most of our patients are referrals from existing patients
  • Comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with continued follow-up.
  • Yearly Laboratory Testing to Optimize Patients Health
  • Using only Center Of Excellence Hospitals for Surgery.
  • To assist him in surgery Dr. Mirza uses Highly trained and skilled surgeons and Licensed Assistants.
  • Dr. Mirza will spend time with you and evaluate you personally, at the office and at the hospital.