Flushing Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce
that our Bariatric Surgical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®)
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss. The basic principle of the procedure is to restrict your food intake and reduce the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines.
Why Get Bariatric Surgery?
A person who is severely obese, is two times more likely to have life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and stroke. Studies show that the risk factors leading to these conditions reduce significantly after weight loss.
Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
There are several accepted medical criteria that will determine if you are a candidate for surgery. Bariatric surgery may be right for you if:
- You have a body mass index (BMI) over 40
- Are over 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
- Are experiencing disabling pain in weight-bearing joints
- You have a BMI of 35 along with obesity-related disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or degenerative joint disease.
- Your efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise have been unsuccessful
*Each case is different and it is advised that you consult one of our experts