Bariatric or metabolic weight-loss surgery treats obesity – a medical condition in which your body stores too much fat. This causes serious lifestyle challenges and health complications. The accumulation of excess fatty tissue becomes detrimental to your health. You may be a candidate for bariatric or metabolic weight loss surgery based on your body mass index (BMI) and two or more obesity-associated conditions.
Obesity raises your risk of life-threatening heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Weight-loss surgery can lower your health risks and enhance your quality of life.
Bariatric surgery may be an option if:
Your body mass index (BMI) is over 40.
You have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 and have two or more obesity associated conditions, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes or heart disease.
To find out your BMI, use our calculator: