Who Needs Bariatric Surgery?

Insurance companies and most official guidelines today will tell you that in order to qualify for bariatric surgery, your body mass index (BMI) should be above 40 kg/m2, or it should be above 35 kg/m2 with some ongoing medical problem associated with the weight (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea).  These guidelines were established in 1991 by the National Institute of … Read More

The cost of surgery, the cost of inaction

The future cost of your healthcare isn’t necessarily the first thing you think about when looking into bariatric surgery – most people have tried to lose weight in the past and now have looked to surgery in order to help them lose weight and get rid of their weight-related medical problems.  However, the cost of healthcare is a big priority for … Read More