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The American Diabetes Association recommends weight loss surgery for anyone who has a BMI greater than 40 and is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Are you a candidate? Call 800-379-4178 to speak with a weight-loss navigator today.

Did You Know?

  • Bariatric surgery safety profile is comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S.*
  • Patients may lose up to 60% of excess weight six months after surgery and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months post surgery*
  • Bariatric surgery improves or resolves more than 40 obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea*

* Source: American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Meet Ally!


Gastric Sleeve surgery patient, down more than 150 pounds a year after surgery.





Disclaimer: This is the testimonial of an actual patient. However, results will vary by individual. Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

Ally's Story

“Life prior to surgery, to sum up in one word would be: difficult. I had a very active job and it became hard to sit down and get back up constantly. Everything hurt and I experienced back and knee pain just doing everyday tasks. Working out wasn’t fun because I couldn’t do it and I got to a point where I was tired all the time. I needed a life change.

Since surgery I have lost over 140 pounds. I set an original weight goal of 180 and I have surpassed that already! Life after surgery has been phenomenal. I can go shopping, work out and take my dogs for a walk. I can do all of this now because my body doesn’t hurt. I can do things. I can move. It’s a whole new life. I walk by mirrors and I still double take and think ‘that’s what I look like’. I am healthy and feel happy about myself.

I feel like finally the person who I always wanted to be on the inside finally matches on the outside and that’s the best part of this. I am who I always wanted to be. Everything after this surgery has been an absolute blessing and my life is completely changed.”

BMI Information

BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and it is a tool to measure mass based on your weight in relation to your height. Your BMI can help gauge your risk of certain diseases that can occur in people who have a higher percentage of body mass. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk may be. A BMI of 40 is about 80 to 100 pounds over “normal” weight.

Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?

To qualify for bariatric surgery an individual must:

  1. Have a BMI of 40 or greater.
  2. Have a BMI of 35-39, with significant obesity-related medical conditions such as:
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Cardiovascular disease

BMI Calculator

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Bariatric Procedures

The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages.

*Most common Bariatric procedure is the Sleeve Gastrectomy accounting for 70 % weight loss operations in US and worldwide, followed by Gastric Bypass 17%. Lap bands are rare today at 1%.

Bariatric Procedures

Payment Options

Weight-loss solutions are covered by most major insurance providers. Coverage varies, depending on your policy. We also offer financing for competitive cash pay prices.

Take the first step to change your life. Call 800-379-4178 to speak with a weight-loss navigator.