Losing weight isn’t always as simple as exercising and eating right. While it may work for some people, for others, a better long term option may be weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is a useful tool that can help you to lose weight while also improving your overall health and wellbeing.
If you’re ready to lose weight and take control of your life, now may be a good time to consider bariatric surgery. But before you can be considered a candidate for this type of procedure, there’s certain criteria you must meet.
Here’s what Dr. K. Robert William’s team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery wants you to know.
Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery isn’t a suitable option for everyone who wants to lose weight. To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must meet certain qualifications including:
- Being more than 100 Lbs overweight
- Having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
- Having a BMI of 35 with obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol
- Long term inability to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, even with a medically supervised diet
It’s also important to note that patients must make a lifelong commitment to changing their diet, lifestyle, and exercise habits. Weight loss surgery is a tool that helps you to lose weight. But, it takes dedication and change to lose and maintain a healthy weight over the long haul.
Get started on your weight loss journey today
If you believe that you qualify for weight loss surgery and are ready to make a change, the first step is to learn about the many options available to you in our free information seminar. Get started by registering to watch or attend our free information seminar here. New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN offers several procedures, including:
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Adjustable gastric band
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
To learn more about these procedures and to determine which one best fits your needs, schedule a consultation with our team today. You can reach our office at (865) 694-9676. We look forward to helping you start your journey to a healthier you in a New Life.
New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. New Life is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, an accredited Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Center. Parkwest is a member of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.