bariatric surgery PROGRAM
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
- Clinical guidelines for consideration suggest that a patient have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or weigh more than 100 lbs. over ideal body weight. In addition, a patient with a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity related co-morbidities may also be considered.
- Patients must have a history of documented dietary weight loss attempts. This Diet Tracking Table may help you get started.
- Patients must also undergo psychological evaluation. The patient must be prepared to utilize the tool that bariatric surgery provides for them.
- After surgery, patients must be able to commit to frequent doctor visits, support groups and behavior modification.
- Patients must be aware of and accept the risks associated with surgery and dramatic weight loss.
- If you would like to begin your evaluation for Bariatric Surgery at MUSC, we invite you to take the first steps. Click here to learn how.
Non-Surgical Programs at MUSC
The MUSC Weight Management Center provides a number of programs to help patients lose weight.