Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Smart DIMENSIONS™ offers a compassionate program that provides comprehensive care and support to help morbidly obese patients in Los Angeles and Orange County understand if they are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
We have provided some general guidelines to help you in your decision about bariatric surgery. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for treatment, however, is to call our Orange County practice and schedule a consultation appointment.
To be considered for bariatric surgery, you need to meet the following conditions:
- You should be at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight
- Your BMI, or body mass index should be 40 or higher
- If your BMI is 35 or higher, you should be experiencing compounding medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- Medically supervised weight loss has proven unsuccessful
Even if you do not meet the requirements for bariatric surgery, excess weight can place your health in jeopardy. You should discuss your condition with your physician to determine a plan to reduce your weight to a healthier level.
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Contact Us About Bariatric Surgery
If you would like more information about bariatric surgery or to find out if you are a candidate, contact the Orange County bariatric surgery practice of Smart DIMENSIONS™. We proudly serve the Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino areas. Please call 714-861-4666 today to schedule your free initial consultation! Results may vary and we will help customize a solution specifically designed for you.