If you're significantly overweight and want to make a lifestyle change, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:
Our seminar designed to help you make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. Listen to one of our Cleveland Clinic surgeons describe morbid obesity and the surgical options used to treat this disease.
Our online seminar provides the same information patients receive at the in-person seminar, available for you to complete at your convenience. Once you've watched the presentations, you will be given questions to ensure you have understood the material provided.
At Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, world-class doctors evaluate our patients with a thorough physical exam, which may require blood work and other diagnostic tools. With help from physicians in a variety of specialties, our doctors take into account your medical issues when determining the weight loss plan that’s right for you. Our pioneering surgeons perform more than 95 percent of all procedures with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, improving our patients' healing and recovery time.Learn More