General

·         What is the youngest age for which weight loss surgery is recommended?
Generally accepted guidelines from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health indicate surgery only for those 18 years of age and older. Surgery has been performed on patients 16 and younger. There is a real concern that young patients may not have reached full developmental or emotional maturity to make this type of decision. It is important that young weight loss surgery patients have a full understanding of the lifelong commitment to the altered eating and lifestyle changes necessary for success.

·         What is the oldest patient for whom weight loss surgery is recommended?
Patients over 65 are not preclude from bariatric surgery.

·         Can Weight Loss Surgery prolong my life?
There is good evidence from scientific research that if you have Type 2 diabetes (or other serious obesity-related health conditions),
and are able to comply with lifestyle changes (daily exercise and low calorie diet), then weight loss surgery may significantly prolong your life.

·         Can weight loss surgery help other physical conditions?
According to current research, weight loss surgery can improve or resolve associated health conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and High Blood Pressure just to name a few.

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