If you are 50 or more pounds overweight and serious about exploring your weight-loss options, then you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery at the Bariatric Surgery Center Denver. Bariatric surgery is a recognized safe and effective treatment for weight-related health conditions.
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General Guidelines for Determining if Bariatric Surgery is Appropriate
Typically, patients with a BMI (body mass index) more than 40 are good candidates for surgery. Learn More about Using the Body Mass Index
- Patients who have failed non-surgical methods of weight loss (i.e., diet, exercise, medication).
- Patients should be well informed and motivated.
- Patients should have the capacity to ensure participation in treatment and long-term follow-up.
- Bariatric surgery may also be an option for patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 who suffer from at least two obesity related diseases (i.e., diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease).
- Patients who are not suffering from any other disease that could have caused them to be overweight.
- No history of alcohol or substance abuse.
Ultimately, the decision to have the procedure is entirely up to you. After learning more about the program and process, you can decide if surgery is right for you. Weight-loss surgery is only a tool; your ultimate success depends on life-long adherence to recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Learn about Surgery Options & Meet Our Team
We invite you to attend a free seminar to learn more so that we may answer your questions and explain the exact details of the procedure, the extent of the recovery period and the reality of the follow-up care that will be required. As part of our routine evaluation for weight-loss surgery, we require that you consult with a dietician/nutritionist and a psychiatrist/therapist to establish a clear understanding of the post-operative changes in behavior that are essential for long-term weight-loss success.