Find Hope Through Our Surgical Weight Loss Programs
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, Baylor Scott & White Health can help you take control of your health and change your life.
We have devoted the necessary resources to provide you with comprehensive care, including patient education, pre-surgical counseling, advanced surgical options and long-term post-surgical care.
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 great (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