When To Consider Bariatric Surgery
Anyone that’s ever dieted knows losing weight can be challenging. You may feel that your body is at the point where dieting and exercising isn’t working anymore, but you still have significant weight to lose.
If this scenario sounds familiar, bariatric surgery with Dr. Mark Colquitt and Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, TN could be the right solution for you. But how do you know if now is the right time for weight loss surgery?
To help answer that question, consider that the average life expectancy in the United States is decreasing because of obesity issues. Obesity is associated with a host of life-threatening health issues. Bariatric surgery has been shown to resolve or significantly improve many of the serious health conditions that affect obese patients, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. It’s also the path to long-term weight loss, something that no fad diet or “quick fix” can provide. We all hope for a long, healthy life, and for many, bariatric surgery offers a path towards that goal.
Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?
According to the National Institutes of Health, good candidates for bariatric surgery include adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. You may also be a good candidate if you have a BMI of 30 to 35 with co-occurring conditions linked to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, or another serious health problem.
Are you ready to take a significant step to improving your health?
Have you tried multiple diets, but they never seem to work? Have you been committed to exercise, but it just hasn’t delivered results? Are you at a point in your life where you can prioritize real changes that will vastly improve your overall health? If so, then you might be a good candidate for weight loss surgery with the specialists at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, TN.
If you’re ready to take the first step, view our free informational seminar about bariatric surgery. Our online seminar will help you decide if bariatric surgery is for you. Click here to get started today from the comfort of home, and begin taking control over your own health, happiness, and quality of life.
Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Foothills is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Regional Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.