Many people want to lose weight to look better, but obesity affects far more than a person’s appearance. It is linked to a number of serious, potentially life-threatening health conditions, including Type II Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
Fortunately, there are ways to treat obesity medically, including various bariatric (weight loss) procedures. Vadim Gritsus, M.D., with offices in Pequannock and Paramus, New Jersey, is an experienced general surgeon who is recognized as a leader in the field of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. If you are struggling with obesity and searching for a solution, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Gritsus to find out if a weight loss surgical procedure is recommended for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Bariatric Procedure?
Weight loss surgery is for people who are significantly overweight and willing to make a commitment to a major lifestyle change. You may be a good candidate for a bariatric procedure if:
- You are more than 100 lbs overweight
- Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40
- Your BMI is greater than 35 and you have a serious obesity-related health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
- You have been unable to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, even with a medically supervised diet