Good evening, thinking about weight loss surgery procedures but aren’t sure if its right for you? In tonight’s health we look into the various surgical options and requirements.
To qualify for weight loss surgery, you must be morbidly obese, or have a body mass index of 40 or more. Patients must be between 18 and 65 years old and have been unable to achieve a healthy weight for a long period of time.
Those with certain chronic diseases or specific health conditions may not be eligible for the procedures.
Valley Baptist Medical Center provides three types of weight loss surgery-gastric bypass, a gastric band or a sleeve gastrecomy. All surgical options include a month of recovery time, varying speed of weight loss results and significant lifestyle changes. doctors say the procedure is meant to be a tool for weight loss, not a quick solution. Each month, Valley Baptist Medical Center holds seminars and support groups at both Brownsville and Harlingen campuses.
For more information, call 956-389-6896 or visit valleybaptist.net/weightloss.