Columbia Surgical Associates provides a full range of weight loss services. Deciding whether surgery is appropriate for you requires a great deal of research, thought, and preparation. It’s important to consider the pros and cons, and then consult with a doctor before choosing to undergo a procedure.
Typically, you’re considered a candidate for surgery if you have:
Weight loss surgery is a major step. It demands a long-term commitment to change and determination for a healthy lifestyle. Success depends on close cooperation with our experienced weight loss surgeons (Dr. James Pitt and Dr. Nicole Spencer) and a team of dedicated specialist.
While bariatric surgery can help reduce your risk of weight-related problems, weight-loss surgery isn’t for everyone. As with any major surgical procedure there are health risks and side effects. The following situations can increase your risks and will need to be addressed in depth if deciding to proceed with surgery.
* Age does not determine whether or not you are a candidate to have bariatric surgery however, certain ages can present increased health risks. If you are under age 18 or older than age 65 your doctor will discuss these special considerations with you in detail at your consultation.