Bariatric Surgery is not a “quick fix.” It represents a commitment to reclaiming your health. Today, more Americans are morbidly obese – meaning 100+ pounds above normal body weight – than ever before.
Many people have experienced the ravages of obesity and its related diseases. Dr. Michael Bilof and Dr. Basil Yurcisin, MBSAQIP accredited surgeons, have collectively performed more than 3,500 successful Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, and Gastric Sleeve surgeries over the course of their careers and have seen a dramatic reduction in their patients’ Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, GERD and Sleep Apnea.
The criteria for Bariatric Surgery are fairly straightforward. The same criteria apply whether you are considering Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch or the Gastric Sleeve. If your Body Mass Index (or BMI – a height to weight ratio) is greater than or equal to 40, then you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9 you may be a candidate for surgery if you have serious medical problems related to obesity such as Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure or Sleep Apnea.
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