What is the difference between being overweight and obese?
A BMI of 25-29.9 is clinically defined as overweight. A BMI of 30 or more is clinically defined as obese. To find your BMI, enter the correct information below.
IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Not everyone is a candidate for surgery. A team of professionals including a surgeon, a psychologist, a dietitian, and your primary physician will evaluate each person on an individual basis to determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery does not replace the need for a healthy diet and consistent physical activity. Success depends on the patient’s ability to follow the guidelines set forth by the weight loss program. The preferred method for weight loss has always been diet modification and regular exercise. However, if you are one of many people who have attempted conventional weight loss programs and failed to achieve a healthy lifestyle, weight loss surgery may be a safe and effective alternative. Weight loss surgery might be right for you if:
- You are an adult (over age 18)
- Your BMI (body mass index) is over 35 with other medical conditions present.
- Your BMI is over 40.
- You have been overweight for more than 5 years
- You do not have any other disease that may have caused you to be overweight.
- You are willing to make permanent changes to your lifestyle.
- Accept responsibility for long-term follow-up.
Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is a surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food. The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure.