Digestive | Weight Management
May 14, 2018

Quiz: Am I a candidate for weight-loss surgery?

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Have you struggled to achieve and stay at a healthy weight? Have you tried all the latest diets with no success? Learn if you might qualify for the next step: weight-loss surgery.

 

Determining whether you might benefit from weight-loss surgery can give you the courage you need to take the first step to a healthier life.

If you answer yes to the any of the following questions, you may qualify for weight-loss surgery:

  1. Are you more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight?
  2. Do you have a body mass index of more than 40?
  3. Do you have a BMI of more than 35 and experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight?
  4. Are you unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting?

Myths do exist regarding weight-loss surgery: Read the facts from a Vanderbilt expert here.

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The Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss is a BlueCross BlueShield Center of Excellence. Learn more about whether you’re a candidate and how to get started by clicking here or calling 615-645-2074.

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