“New Year New Me” is the mantra of many people at the start of a new year. But losing weight can be challenging. If you have struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery may be the solution to your weight loss problem. Weight loss surgery can help to make your New Year’s resolution a reality.
Do you qualify for weight loss surgery?
While we evaluate patients on an individual basis, the general qualifications for bariatric surgery include:
BMI over 40: BMI, or body mass index, is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fat for most people and is a valuable tool to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. If you have a BMI over 40, you qualify for bariatric surgery.
BMI higher than 35 with obesity-related health problems: If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, and you have one or more weight-related health problems, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. The list of health problems associated with obesity is long, but some of the most common include:
- Coronary heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Acid Reflux/heartburn
Start the New Year with a New You!
Many insurance plans cover bariatric surgery. Our team is here to answer any questions you might have and will walk you through each step, including verifying if the physician you selected participates in your plan. If conventional weight loss methods haven’t worked for you, make 2021 the year you decide to get healthier. Call one of our weight loss specialists at Surgical Care of North Texas and learn how our proven, individualized plans can help you achieve long-term success.