Am I a Gastric Bypass Candidate?
Gastric bypass surgery essentially makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small intestine, allowing the patient to feel full with smaller portions, absorb fewer minerals, and experience an overall improvement in health as a result of steady weight loss. Not everyone is qualified for this procedure, so it is important to understand what factors into a patient’s candidacy. Below are some of the individuals who may qualify for this life-changing procedure.
- An ideal candidate may have a BMI that is greater than or equal to 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
- An ideal candidate may have a BMI that is greater than or equal to 35 and have one or more of the following conditions: type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
- An ideal candidate may have the inability to achieve a healthy weight loss that is sustainable for a long period of time.
An example of a gastric bypass surgery candidate would be an adult who is 5’11” and weighs 290lbs, with a BMI over 40.
Most patients who have the gastric bypass surgery performed will lose an average of 70% to 80% of excess weight over the course of 2 years after the procedure. Individuals will typically experience the most drastic weight loss results during the first 6 months, though it will taper down in time.
The N.E.W. Program is a state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, which provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for individuals to finally achieve permanent weight loss. Every scientifically proven and effective tool is here to help you succeed with your weight loss goals. The N.E.W. Program has some of the most extensive experience in performing the gastric bypass surgery in America.
Contact us today at (949) 722-7662 to learn how we can help you start your journey.