Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for Me?
Good candidates for gastric sleeve surgery are people who are obese or morbidly obese and would like to lose weight quickly and safely. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from conditions that would make a surgical weight loss procedure a risky proposition.
Generally, this procedure is a good option for patients who have:
- A history of repeated unsuccessful efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise
- A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
- A BMI of 35 or higher along with a serious weight-related problem such as type II diabetes, hypertension, severe sleep apnea, or severe joint and back problems.