Now that weight loss surgery is known as a common obesity treatment option, more people are pursuing it after trying other diet and exercise programs. But it may not be right for everyone. Our bariatric team here in Freehold met this week to assemble a list of qualifying parameters the majority of our patients meet.
Keep in mind, every candidate’s case is unique and handled on a case-by-case basis by our board certified and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons.
Weight Loss Surgery Patient Parameters
- Be motivated and committed to making sensible nutrition and lifestyle changes necessary for successful weight loss after obesity surgery.
- Your age is between 18 and 70-years-old.
- You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
- People with weight-related chronic medical conditions–high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, or severe acid reflux disease—may qualify with a BMI between 35 and 40.
- Have unsuccessfully attempted to lose weight through multiple weight loss and exercise programs over an extended period of time.
- Be free from drug or alcohol dependence.
- Be free from emotional, medical, psychological or other special conditions that may complicate or lessen the opportunity for a successful outcome or agree to pre-surgical counseling.
- Have a thorough understanding of obesity surgery and what it can and cannot accomplish.
- Maintain realistic goals and expectations during the weight loss journey.
I Quality for Weight Loss Surgery. Now what?
Find out more about what the bariatric journey entails; you are not just preparing for an operation, you are about to change your health, your relationship with food and your life. Meet our medical director Dr. Seun Sowemimo in person at his monthly free patient seminar (our June session is Wed., June 14) at CentraState Medical Center in Monmouth County. Or, you can watch the presentation via his free patient webinar on your mobile device or desktop.
Once you are familiar with the process, call (732) 982-2002 and schedule your private consultation and meet with one of our experienced surgeons to talk about your lifestyle, weight loss goals and what bariatric procedure may be right for you.
Dr. Seun Sowemimo and Dr. Bennet Togbe are board-certified and fellowship-trained, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons in NJ. They specialize in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and general surgery procedures including diverticulitis, gallbladder and hernia conditions. They are the top NJ surgeons at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.
To learn more, visit our YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.