St. David’s HealthCare offers free seminars to answer questions and explain the benefits of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery may be an option for those who:
- Are more than 100 pounds over ideal body weight
- Have a BMI of over 40
- Are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting
- Have a BMI over 35 and experience negative health effects such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to weight