Stubborn weight that doesn’t seem to go away with diet and exercise can be a source of frustration and have a negative impact on your health. Surgeries that accelerate weight loss while promoting better health can help resolve your weight issues and improve your quality of life. With training in bariatric surgery, Dr. Shey Ditto in Austin, Texas, has the expertise to address your weight loss needs. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn if bariatric surgery is right for you.
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery that’s performed on your stomach and your small intestines to help you lose weight. It alters your stomach and small intestines so that it holds less food and absorbs far fewer nutrients than it normally would, often resulting in rapid long-term weight loss.
Who qualifies for bariatric surgery?
Your body mass index (BMI) is used to determine whether you qualify for bariatric surgery. BMI is a measurement of an adult’s body fat based on their height and weight. You may be eligible for bariatric surgery if:
You have a BMI of 40 or greater or you are over 100 pounds overweight
You have a BMI of 35 or more and have one or more obesity-related conditions (such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, or sleep apnea)
You’ve tried to lose weight using other methods, without success
Please note you may still qualify even if you don’t meet the above criteria (call Ditto Surgical to schedule a consultation to determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.)