If you face a weight problem, you are not alone 32% of Texans are overweight. Obesity is a national epidemic that contributes to many other health problems, increased medical expenses, and a lower quality of life. Weight loss surgery can combat obesity and change your life!
Bariatric patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight 6 months after surgery, and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.
If you are asking yourself, “Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?” Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, Texas will partner with you in determining which of our weight loss services is right for you.
Body mass index (BMI) is a weight and height calculation used to qualify patients for surgery. People with a BMI of 30 or greater qualify for surgery. Texas Center also believes that everyone deserves a healthy weight and does not put limits on age, our average patient is between 18-75 years of age.
Dr. Cribbins assess each patient on an individual basis when determining if they qualify for weight loss surgery and which weight loss procedure is best for the health of the patient. If you qualify for bariatric surgery, also referred to as weight loss surgery, the health benefits can be life-changing and lifesaving especially if diet and exercise have not brought you success.
In addition to improvements in health and longevity, many patients experience an increase in quality of life after bariatric surgery. The healthy benefits of weight loss are many, including:
- Increased physical functions such as mobility
- Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
- Better sleep
- Boosted self-esteem benefiting
- Improved sexual function & higher sex drive
- Reduction in unemployment and disability
- A significant reduction in depression and anxiety
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Decreased risk for stroke
- Longer life
- Decrease for certain types of cancers
Many factors are evaluated to determine the best weight loss procedure for you. If you’ve decided you are ready to take the step towards a reliable and long-lasting weight loss solution, then weight loss surgery is for you.