If you have struggled for a long period of time to lose weight and have tried to change your lifestyle and eating habits, only to not be successful with results, weight loss surgery may just be an option for you. Many struggle with every day activities and work, not feeling well and also develop chronic health issues and chronic pain. Weight loss surgery can certainly be considered for those people who have tried and failed at other weight-loss attempts.

Surgery may be recommended for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or for those who have a BMI of 35 with other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Your BMI measures body fat based on your weight and height.

In general, weight loss surgery is recommended when you have 100 or more pounds to lose. Your physician should help you with making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery based on your situation and lifestyle along with your overall health status.