Weight loss surgery can be an extremely effective weight loss tool, but it isn't for everyone. There are many factors that affect your ability to qualify for bariatric surgery. One of the most important is your body mass index (BMI), which is a weight to height comparison.
Use our handy BMI Calculator to get your approximate BMI score.
You should make the decision to have weight loss surgery only after careful research, consideration, and consultation with qualified and experienced health care professionals.
A bariatric surgeon should answer your questions clearly and explain the exact details of the procedure, the extent of the recovery period and the reality of the follow-up care that will be required. They may, as part of routine evaluation for weight loss surgery, require that you consult with a dietician/nutritionist and a psychiatrist/therapist.
If you qualify for weight loss surgery, the final decision to proceed is ultimately up to you. After having heard all the information, you must decide if the benefits outweigh the side effects and potential complications.