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Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Jul 09, 2014

Weight loss surgery may seem like a glowing beacon of hope when you’re struggling with obesity; a last chance in finding health and happiness. But when you start to do the research on what surgery and recovery entail, as well as the lifestyle changes that must take place in order for surgery to be successful, you may choose to take a step back to determine if surgery is the right thing for you. And that’s a good thing. There is no underestimating the importance of taking your time to determine if bariatric surgery is right for you. It is not a small procedure and there is always risk associated with any type of surgery. It’s important to measure the risk against the benefits of surgery and – working with your doctor and your support team – make the best decision for you.

So how can you determine if weight loss surgery is right for you?

  • Are you 80-100 lbs. over your ideal weight? Is your body mass index (BMI) 35 or over? If so, weight loss surgery may be right for you.
  • Do you suffer from weight-associated conditions and diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and more?
  • Have previous weight loss programs – including medically-supervised programs – failed to produce long term results for you?
  • Are you ready to commit to changing your life? Do you fully understand the lifestyle changes that will need to accompany surgery including nutritional changes and a committed exercise program?
  • Are you interested in weight loss surgery because you want to get healthy for YOU? This is not a surgery to choose to make other people happy.

Take time out to explore the different procedures available to you and what will best suit your particular needs and lifestyle. Register for one of Nicholson Clinic’s free weight loss surgery seminars or complete our pre-candidate screening today!