Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery? | El Paso TX
Determining if a patient is a candidate for bariatric surgery requires excellent care in El Paso. Dr. Clapp understands that each patient is different. With their uniqueness in mind, Dr. Clapp considers all factors when determining if surgery is right for his patients.
During a consultation, factors in determining if a patient is a candidate for bariatric surgery may include:
Diet and Exercise
Many find it easy to lose weight with a change in diet and exercise in El Paso. For many who are obese, this is not always the case. Patients unable to lose weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise may be candidates for bariatric surgery.
Body Mass Index
Body mass index is an excellent way for doctors to determine if a patient’s weight is cause for concern. For patients who have a body mass index greater than 40, health concerns can arise quickly. Bariatric surgery can help patients with a high body mass index to reduce their weight and possible health concerns.
Patients who are obese have other health conditions such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea that are cause for concern. These conditions plus a body mass index above 35 could mean the patient is a candidate for bariatric surgery.
To best determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, it is best to consult with our professional bariatric surgeon, Dr. Clapp. By scheduling a consultation at (915) 351-6020 in El Paso, you can start your journey to healthier living.