Deciding if you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery is one of the most important decisions you make in your life. Working with one of the best weight-loss doctors Las Vegas, you will no doubt lose a large percent of your excess weight. Your health and quality of life stand to improve greatly. However, a lot of your long-term success depends on how you follow up after your surgical weight loss. In Nevada our medically supervised weight-loss programs are ideal for those who are significantly overweight and want to make a lifestyle change.
Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery with a bariatric weight-loss program for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9. Further research suggests that your BMI is in combination with obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity-related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight.
- You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40.
- You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
- You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.