5.34 Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be considered an option in the following situations:

  • For patients BMI > 40 or BMI > 35 with obesity related health issues
  • Must be motivated
  • Not responded to behavioral treatment
  • Refer to an experienced bariatric surgeon for evaluation
  • For patients with BMI < 35 there is no evidence that weight loss surgery benefits

HeartStrong.com does not recommend weight loss surgery. The proper diet and physical activity is the ideal approach to losing weight and obtaining ideal health.

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