If you are obese and want to lose weight, Rush can help. At the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, physicians, dietitians and psychologists offer evidence-based treatments to help you lose weight, improve your health and live longer:
Medical weight loss: Experts at the center can help you make and execute a plan to lose weight. Your plan will be tailored to your needs and based on research about the most effective ways to shed extra pounds.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery): For many people who are obese, bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. During a bariatric procedure, a surgeon removes or blocks off part of your stomach. This leaves you feeling fuller sooner and reduces your desire to eat.
Am I a good candidate for bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery might be a good choice for you if these statements are true:
You are morbidly obese. This means you have a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 plus an obesity-related disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Determine your BMI.
You have tried to lose weight using other methods and they have not worked.
You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success. Surgery is only the beginning of the weight-loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off — which most bariatric surgery patients are able to do — you will have to commit to making healthy choices.
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