Sherry, Weight Loss Surgery Patient
Our surgeons specialize in performing the following minimally invasive weight-loss surgeries:
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
- Sleeve gastrectomy
Weight loss Surgery Seminar
Before meeting with our experts, we recommend viewing our online weight-loss surgery seminar to get an overview of the surgical options we offer.
- Watch the online weight loss seminar
To make sure you have the information you need to move forward with surgery, we require patients to attend an information session at Fairview Southdale Hospital. These sessions are hosted by our surgeons and give you a chance to meet them in person and ask questions. You are welcome to bring family or a friend to the session with you.
Do You Qualify For Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight-loss surgery is for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone. We follow the National Institute of Health guidelines for obesity surgery. To qualify, you must have a BMI of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 in addition to one of these conditions:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - heartburn symptom
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease
If you qualify - see the patient information section for more details on the process.
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
- Morbid obesity = BMI of 40 or greater