If you are severely overweight, considered clinically obese, weight loss surgery could be right for you. Obesity is determined by a calculation of your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI represents a ratio of your weight to height. You would be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you have a BMI of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35-39 and at least one obesity-related medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea or degenerative joint disease.
Choosing weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision. Your commitment to life-long healthy living, including proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices will be the key to your success. Our weight loss team will be there with you every step of the way to help guide you through a successful weight loss journey.
We understand that choosing weight loss surgery can be a difficult decision. Weight loss surgery could be right for you if you are:
- Between 20-65 years of age
- Have tried more conservative weight loss measures such as dieting, exercise programs or medically-supervised programs
- Committed to being tobacco free for 6 months prior to surgery
- In good psychiatric health
- Able to participate in moderate exercise
- Ready to make life-long healthy lifestyle changes for long-term success
Reduce your lifetime health risks with weight loss surgery
The benefit of weight loss surgery is not only how you will feel and look, but the lifelong health benefits. By restoring your body to a healthy weight, you can often reduce, or even eliminate, many obesity-related health concerns including:
- Heart disease
- Colon, breast, endometrial, kidney and esophageal cancer
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease)
Getting started with the Guthrie Weight Loss Center is easy:
Call us at 570-887-3920 or register online for one of our free weight loss seminars to learn about our program. For those interested in Weight Loss Surgery, see the New Patient Information Packet for more information on getting started.