Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?
Obesity is the most common serious health problem in our country. More than half of Americans are overweight, and many suffer from severe obesity. Obesity is associated with medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease that increase risk of heart attacks, strokes and premature death.
Surgery is one piece of the puzzle, and being part of a comprehensive program is crucial for good long-term weight loss results. Lifestyle and nutritional changes are as important as surgery for weight loss success.
No medication is as effective as weight loss surgery, and surgery is the most effective way to sustain your weight loss. Weight loss is the only treatment that cures co-morbidities like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.