If you need to lose more than 100 pounds and you've exhausted all other options, you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery at UPMC Bariatric Services.
To help determine who is a good candidate for bariatric (weight loss) surgery at UPMC, we follow guidelines from the National Institutes of Health. These guidelines state that bariatric surgery may be a good option for adults or teens who have:
Qualifying for bariatric surgery is only the first step. The decision to undergo bariatric surgery is complex and intensely personal, with many factors to take into account.
Your answers to the following questions may help you decide if surgery is a good option for you.
At UPMC's Bariatric Surgery Center, we understand the toll that obesity takes on your quality of life.
While not everyone is an ideal bariatric surgery candidate, we can still help you reach a healthy state through:
Over 28 percent of Pennsylvanians are obese. If you're ready to lose weight and find the new you, UPMC bariatric services can help.
You can find out more about the factors that make a person a likely candidate for bariatric surgery at one of UPMC's free information sessions, where you'll learn about gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and lap band requirements from our knowledgeable weight loss team.