Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

Signs It’s Time to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Jason F. Moy
Dr. Brian T. Chin
Daniel Roman
December 17, 2021
Signs It’s Time to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

Losing and managing weight is a lifelong journey for most people. There are several methods to lose weight that may include a combination of dieting, exercise, or even weight loss surgery. 

Weight loss surgery is a very effective way to lose weight. It is not a magical cure, but bariatric surgery combined with an effective diet and an active lifestyle can change the lives of people who struggle with their weight. While weight loss surgery may have a big effect on your physical appearance, there is some psychological work that also needs to be done before and after surgery occurs. If you have been struggling with your weight and are thinking about getting bariatric surgery, here are a few signs to consider:

  1. High BMI

          You must meet certain criteria to qualify for weight loss surgery. Although you may be overweight, you must have a BMI of 40 or higher to qualify for bariatric           surgery. Body Mass Index or BMI, is calculated by comparing your height and weight. Individuals with a BMI of 40 typically have about 100 pounds or more to lose           in order to be considered as a normal weight. 

  1. Weight-related health problems

          For individuals who do not have a BMI of 40, there may be another opportunity to qualify for bariatric surgery. Many doctors will consider approving patients for           surgery if they have a BMI of 35 and also have weight-related health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and heart disease. Weight surgery           can have a positive effect on your health, which could be another reason to consider the surgery

  1. Other weight loss methods did not work

         Trying to lose weight is a difficult task. It becomes more difficult if you have tried to lose weight multiple times but have not had much success. If you are motivated          to do the work, surgeries to lose weight may be a boost to help you meet your weight loss goals. 

  1. You have done your research and you feel comfortable

         Like any medical procedure, some risks come with weight loss surgery. Although weight loss surgery has become less risky over time, it is important to do your          research and learn about the different bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass surgery. Once you do your research and feel comfortable with the options, you          may decide that weight loss surgery is right for you. 

  1. You want to make a real lifestyle change

        Weight loss surgery is not a cure for obesity; it is a tool. You must do a lot of work before and after you have surgery. If you understand that and are willing to         change your current lifestyle, it might be time for you to pursue gastric bypass or other bariatric surgery. 

  1. Willingness to do the psychological work

        Although your weight may be physical, you may need to address emotional and psychological issues so that you do not fall back into old habits. Being open and         willing to improve your psychological state will lead to overall personal improvement.

  1. You are ready to receive help

       Asking for help is a sign of strength. Once you are open to receiving help with your weight loss, you have the potential to change your life. Whether you find a        support group pre and post-surgery or lean on your friends and family for accountability, just know that you are not alone and there are people here to help.

If you feel like it is time for you to consider weight loss surgery, you can request a consultation today by calling the Bass Bariatric Surgery Center today at 923-281-3711. The next step is just a phone call away, so let us help you start a new life today.

About The Author

Daniel Roman, Content Writer

Daniel Roman is a Digital Content Writer at BASS Medical Group. He received his Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2021. Daniel has published multiple newspaper articles covering public health issues. His latest was a magazine cover story on pandemics and diseases that he co-wrote with Dr. Elena Conis, a historian of medicine, public health, and the environment.

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