Qualifications for Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, can be a transformative journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling life. The decision to pursue this surgery is an important one, and it's essential to understand the qualifications that define eligible candidates.
One of the primary criteria for considering this type of surgery is the Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI of 40 or greater, equivalent to being at least 100 pounds above the "ideal" body weight, is a common threshold for eligibility. However, individuals with a BMI between 35 and 39 may also be candidates if they have significant co-morbidities. These co-morbidities can encompass a range of health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, lipid abnormalities, and gastrointestinal disorders.
It's important to note that insurance coverage for bariatric surgery may vary depending on your specific insurance carrier. To determine the exact requirements of your policy, we encourage you to visit the insurance section of our website or contact your insurance company directly. Understanding the financial aspects of your surgical journey is crucial, and our team is here to assist you in navigating this process.
Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, located in Salisbury, Maryland, proudly stands as the premier destination for bariatric surgery on the Eastern Shore. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to providing top-tier healthcare solutions that prioritize your well-being. Our accomplished team of surgeons and healthcare professionals possesses the experience and expertise needed to guide you through your bariatric surgery journey with care and compassion. Choosing Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group for your surgical needs means choosing a healthcare partner dedicated to your health and happiness.
Embark on your path to a healthier you with Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, where excellence meets compassion, and where your journey to improved health and well-being begins.
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