Are you a candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

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Are you a candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

If you weigh 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight and the usual diets have failed, surgery for weight loss can help you lose weight and keep it off.

Qualifications for surgery may vary by location but can include:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) 40 or greater*

  • BMI of 35-40 with significant co-morbidity (i.e. such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, etc.)

  • BMI of 30-35 with obesity-related co-morbidities without substantial, durable weight loss and co-morbidity improvement with reasonable non-surgical methods.  Documentation of medical necessity is required.

  • Documented dietary attempts ineffective

Contraindications for weight loss surgery:

  • Active substance abuse

  • Pregnancy

  • Major mental illness that can interfere with the ability to grant consent or adhere to post-surgical follow-up

  • Serious illnesses that could be exacerbated by caloric restriction

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BMIWeight Status
Below 18.5Underweight
18.5 – 24.9Normal
25.0 – 29.9Overweight
30.0 and AboveObese

*The BMI calculator provided is for reference purposes only and is not intended as a diagnostic tool.

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Request information from our Weight Loss Surgery Coordinator

Weight Loss Procedures

Weight Loss Guide to Surgery

Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgeons

Baylor Frisco Weight Loss Support Groups

Click here for a full list of physicians on staff at Baylor Frisco or call 1.855.4.FRISCO (437-4726) for a physician near you.