Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

A healthy body weight is an important part of your physical and mental well-being. But sometimes managing your weight can be hard.

Weight loss surgery can give you the boost you need to take control of your body weight.

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The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can have many benefits for your health, including:

  • Increased mental wellness: Shedding excess weight can make you feel better about your body, leading to higher self-esteem and improved mental health.
  • Lower risk of related diseases: It can reduce your risk for related health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • Regular blood sugar levels: For those living with type II diabetes, weight loss can help bring blood glucose levels under control, helping you better manage your diabetes.

These physical and mental health benefits can have major effects on your general mood and well-being, giving you a better quality of life.

Who’s Eligible for Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone, but it can be helpful in certain cases. Your doctor might recommend it if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
  • You have a BMI of 35 or higher and at least one obesity-related condition.

Even if you don’t qualify for surgery, there are still many weight-loss treatment options available. Talk to your care provider to come up with a plan that’s right for you.

To connect with our dedicated bariatric surgery team, call 617-313-1440 or visit our website.