Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a tool to produce significant weight loss for morbidly obese people. If you have unsuccessfully battled a serious weight problem, Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery can help you take control of your health and change your life.
The Bariatric Surgeons on our staff have necessary dedicated resources to provide you with comprehensive care, including patient education, pre-surgical counseling, advanced surgical options and long-term post-surgical care.
Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery offers common surgical options, including gastric sleeve surgery designed to help patients manage their weight.
Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?
If you weigh 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight and the usual diets have failed, surgery for weight loss can help you lose weight and keep it off.
Qualifications for surgery may vary by location but can include:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) 30 or greater (however, most insurances require a BMI of 35 or greater with a comorbid condition*)
- *Comorbid conditions caused by obesity include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and stroke
- Sleep apnea
- Arthritis and joint disease
- Reflux disease and heartburn