If you are at least 100 pounds overweight and have been unsuccessful in losing weight with diet and exercise, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery can also be considered for those who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems such as:
|Fran McGuire lost 230 pounds after bariatric weight-loss surgery at Texas Health Fort Worth.
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Joint pain/osteoarthritis
- Irregular menstrual periods/infertility
- Mood/self-esteem issues
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, can be an option for individuals who are obese. Obesity is defined by a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30.
Through consultation with your physician, and surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth, they will determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. To be considered for surgery, patients generally must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Meet at least one of the BMI criteria
- Have experienced short-term success with serious and multiple attempts to lose weight
- Be prepared to make necessary lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise
- Be prepared for continuing follow-up with physician and bariatric team to ensure long-term success
The bariatric team at Texas Health Fort Worth and physicians on the medical staff are here to support you as you begin your journey toward a healthier lifestyle.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is located south of Interstate 30 at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Henderson Street. Support groups and weight-loss seminars meet in the Education Center, lower floor of the Richardson Tower. Convenient parking is available in the Visitor Parking Garage.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104