What is obesity?
When someone has excessively high body fat compared to where their weight should be in relation to BMI calculations and standards, the condition is called “Obesity.” The unhealthy amount of excess fat in the body can create health concerns such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stroke.
What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation to measure your mass in relation to your weight in order to assess health risks such as diseases. If your BMI goes above the recommended standard based on your weight, your risk of health concerns also increase (For example: If you have a BMI of 40, you are about 80 to 100 pounds over your “normal” weight).
How do I know if I qualify for bariatric surgery?
The best way to determine this is to consult with a physician to answer the following questions:
- Is my weight causing harm to my overall health
- Is my BMI 40 or higher?
- Do I have a BMI of 35-39 and encountering weight-related health risks such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep Apnea
- Cardiovascular Disease
Why should I consider the Western Reserve Hospital Bariatric Center for my surgery?
Our skilled, board-certified bariatric surgery providers offer you the best possible care in a private, compassionate setting to help you attain your weight loss goals as well as find the necessary support you need to improve your overall health. Our team of dietary clinicians work closely with you to set a health dietary plan in combination with your surgical needs both pre and post-op. Continuous follow-up measures will help you meet your goals, ensure your health needs are being met and keep you are track for a healthier wellbeing during your weight loss journey.