Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss That Works 

Bariatric surgery is known to be one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments for obesity and many other health-related conditions. The World Health Organization now recognizes obesity as a chronic, progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors. In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery has shown to also treat type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

You may qualify for bariatric surgery if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • 1. BMI is ≥ 40.
  • 2. More than 100 pounds excess weight.
  • 3. BMI is > 35 with one or more obesity-related conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis or heart disease.
  • 4. Unable to maintain a healthy weight for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.

Support Groups

BSA offers Weight Loss Support Groups. These events are FREE and open to anyone who has had or is considering weight loss surgery.

Upcoming Support Groups

Contact Information
BSA Bariatric Coordinator, Mary Lou Cordova

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