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Am I a Candidate?

Is bariatric surgery right for you?

If your BMI is greater than 35 you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

You're a candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • Previous attempts at weight loss have not been successful
  • You are motivated and willing to undergo surgery and a complete
    change in lifestyle.


  • BMI (body mass index) is 40 or above.


  • BMI is 35 or above with the presence of a few common adult chronic illnesses (examples include diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia or other serious complications of obesity).

If these guidelines apply to you, bariatric surgery, including the gastric lap-band, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy could be your life-changing, life-saving solution.


Obesity can cause life threatening problems, and interfere with personal activities. We hear, from patients considering bariatric surgery, about the frustration that comes with not being able to do the things they used to do. The feeling of being excluded from certain activities because the limitations that come with obesity have kept them from participating.

Morbid obesity is a serious disease that affects more than 15 million Americans. People are considered morbidly obese when they are 100 pounds above their ideal body weight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40. Use this quick calculator to determine your own BMI.  People are considered severely obese if their BMI is greater than 35.

Health troubles caused by obesity include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Edema
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Urinary incontinence

Obesity brings with it a high risk for developing all of these conditions, plus a 20-fold increased risk of premature death. 

How can you know?

Is it time to transform your life, once-and-for-all? Is bariatric surgery your best choice at this time in your life?
If you have tried hypnosis, self-help groups, structured dietary programs and behavior modifications –all with minimal or only temporary success –it may be time. If your weight has climbed up, chances are, you’ve tried to do something about it. At times, it has plummeted down, only to jump back up again. This pattern is often accompanied by feelings of failure, frustration, and despair.

You are not alone.

You are not lazy.

You are not uncommitted.

You’re dealing with a disease. And people dealing with a disease need help.

For some, the only long term solution for morbid obesity is surgical intervention. Bariatric surgery options include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and the adjustable gastric band (lap-bands).

The caring team at St. Joseph Brazos Surgical Group of Bryan, Texas will help you consider all your options. We will not rush you into a decision, yet we will encourage you to take the best possible action for you.

Great benefit, minimal risk.

Besides increasing a patient’s overall quality of life, bariatric surgery can:

  • Decrease mortality rates
  • Decrease diabetes issues
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Alleviate sleep apnea symptoms

Isn’t it time to stop thinking about it and move into serious research? The benefits of life without limits await you. Don’t wait another day!

Schedule your FREE bariatric surgery initial consultation today.

We’d love to talk with you about your goals and desires for your life –and whatever questions are on your mind about bariatric surgery. Whether you’re considering the gastric lap-band, the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, the caring team at St. Joseph Brazos Surgical Group of Bryan, Texas is excited to meet with you! Please fill out the form on our contact us page or call us at 979-774-3232 today. Make your first move toward living life without limits!

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Phone: (979) 774.3232 | Fax (979) 774.6332

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