Thinking of bariatric surgery? Here’s what to expect.
Who It’s For
To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) or 40 or greater
- Have a BMI of 35 or greater and at least one obesity-related health condition (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) that puts you at risk
- Have a history of trying to lose weight with no lasting success
95% of bariatric patients successfully lose half of their extra body weight.
Surgery isn’t a quick fix. First, there’s work to do.
- Work toward a healthy and sustainable diet plan. You will eat easily digestible foods, including protein shakes.
- Exercise. Aim for 20 minutes a day a few times a week.
Remember the goal. Surgery is about more than your waistline. It gives you a new lease on life.
Once surgery is finished, you’ll develop a lifetime of new habits.
- Maintain your diet. Adopt a healthy eating plan high in protein and low in fat for the best results.
- Keep moving. Regular exercise helps you burn calories, manage stress and control your appetite.
- Stay in touch. Working with your provider helps you stay on the path to victory. Time for a fresh start.
Interested in learning how bariatric surgery can help you? Visit archbold.org/bariatric-surgery to request an appointment.