Southern Colorado Advanced Gastrointestinal and Weight Loss Surgery Center
Welcome to your weight loss journey
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CONSIDERING BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Bariatric Surgery is a safe and effective procedure to help you lose weight. It can also improve obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.
To ensure success, surgery must be combined with diet and lifestyle changes.
Do I qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?
A person is eligible for bariatric (weight loss) surgery based on the body mass index or BMI
The BMI formula is: BMI = kg/m² (lbs/inches² * 703)
A normal BMI ranges between 19 – 24.9
Qualifications for bariatric surgery include either:
- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight,
- BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related diseases (comorbidities) such as: type II diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, urinary incontinence
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts
18.5 - 24.9
25 - 29.9
30 - 34.9
35 - 39.9