Laparoscopic Associates Morbid Obesity: Is weight-loss surgery right for me?
We adhere to the National Institute of Health guidelines for weight-loss surgery and recommend these procedures strictly for patients with morbid obesity. This refers to patients whose Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 40 or >35 with significant obesity-related medical problems, like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or degenerative joint disease.
What is Morbid Obesity?
Morbid obesity is when your weight threatens either your health or life. It is a disease in which the accumulation of excess fatty tissue interferes with other bodily organs causing serious, life-threatening health problems called co-morbidities. More on what is morbid obesity.
Determining Morbid Obesity
To determine if weight loss surgery is right for you, you
must first calculate your obesity level using our BMI
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