Bariatric physicians in Bayonet Point
Maintaining a healthy weight is often a challenge. At Bayonet Point Hospital, we are here to help treat patients with obesity and obesity-related health problems. For patients that qualify, bariatric surgery—also known as weight loss surgery—may be an option to help facilitate weight loss and maintain a healthy weight in the long-term.
To learn more about our surgical weight loss options, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5119.
Candidates for bariatric surgery
Body mass index (BMI) uses a person's height and weight to determine if a person is overweight for their height.
To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, you must meet one of the criteria:
- BMI of 40 and greater
- BMI between 35 to 39 with related comorbidities—additional health conditions related to obesity
- 30 to 34.9 requires a related comorbidity and diagnostic endoscopy
Calculate your BMI below to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Your BMI Score is:
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Lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery
Depending on the type of bariatric procedure you receive, significant dietary and lifestyle changes must be made following surgery. Many weight loss surgeries alter the structure of your stomach. Often, the stomach pouch is made considerably smaller—so you feel fuller faster. Another method includes bypassing part of the small intestine—to reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients.
These structural changes mean that you may not be able to eat or drink foods as you have in the past. Speak with your doctor about the required lifestyle changes associated with your procedure.
Attend a weight management seminar
Do you want to learn more about bariatric surgical options at Bayonet Point Hospital? Attend one of our free weight management seminars. The seminar is led by one of our board-certified bariatric surgeons who will discuss our weight loss services and answer your questions about bariatric surgery.
Admission is free, but we do ask that you register for this seminar in advance online or by calling (727) 869-5498.