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Bryan Bariatric Advantage
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502
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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Discover if bariatric surgery is right for you

Bariatric surgery makes your stomach smaller so you feel satisfied with less food. Candidates for surgery are 100 pounds or more overweight (with a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater) and have not had success with other weight loss approaches such as diet, exercise, medications, etc. A person with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater and one or more co-morbid condition also may qualify for bariatric surgery.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

BMI is a measure used to index a person’s height and weight. BMI allows health care professionals and patients to better understand health issues associated with a specific weight classification (classifications such as obesity and morbid obesity).

Calculate your BMI, and get a detailed report.

How Do I Know if I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

To qualify, you should have at least one of the following:

  • 100 pounds or more of excess weight
  • A BMI of 40 or greater
  • A BMI of 35 or greater with one or more co-morbid condition such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea or others

Other common guidelines include:

  • Understanding the risks of bariatric surgery
  • Committing to dietary and other lifestyle changes as recommended by the surgeon
  • Having a history of failed weight loss attempts
  • Undergoing a complete examination including medical tests

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

Talk with your surgeon about the different surgical treatments, as well as the benefits and risks. Remember:

  • Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery does not involve the removal of adipose tissue (fat) by suction or surgical removal
  • The patient must commit to long-term lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, which are key to the success of bariatric surgery
  • Problems after surgery are rare, but corrective procedures may be required

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