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Are You a Bariatric Surgery Candidate?

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Take the first step toward your new life today by attending a free bariatric seminar where you will learn about surgical options and the Denver Health program.

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool that helps measure body fat based on your height and weight. Determine your BMI.

Discover a new life! Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is a medical procedure used to treat severe obesity by limiting the amount of food a patient can eat. Bariatric surgery may be an option to help you obtain your weight and health goals, if the following criteria are true for you.

  • Losing weight through diet and exercise has never been successful or you have been able to lose weight, but can’t keep it off
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher, which is about 100 pounds overweight
  • Your BMI is 35-39.9 and you have at least one other medical conditions related to obesity such as:
  • You are willing to make the lifestyle changes necessary to successfully lose weight following surgery, including attending support groups and follow-up medical/surgical post-op visits, following up with a Registered Dietitian, having good eating habits, exercising regularly and undergoing psychological counseling. 

In addition to meeting the above criteria, the Surgical Weight-Loss Center team evaluates each patient to determine if bariatric surgery is the right choice at this time by looking at his or her:

  • Nutrition and health history
  • Current medical health  
  • Psychological status 
  • Motivation

Bariatric pre-screening meetings take place at Denver Health during personal one-on-one meetings with appropriate team members, including a Registered Dietitian, our Bariatric Nurse/Coordinator, and a Psychologist.