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Am I a Candidate?

Kansas City Weight Loss Before and After Picture

If you have problems and are seeking the most effective way to lose weight long-term, then a bariatric surgery such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or Lap-Band may be for you. If you have undergone a previous weight-loss surgery and have developed complications or weight regain, then revisional surgery may be for you. The surgeons at KC Bariatric are highly experienced with primary and revisional bariatric surgery. We perform the highest volume of bariatric surgeries in the entire Midwest, and rank among the highest volume bariatric surgical centers in the country.  We have the skill and experience you can trust!

If you would like to find out if you qualify for weight loss surgery please reserve your spot at one of our free informational seminars where you will personally meet Dr. Hoehn, Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Aragon.

Potential candidates for weight-loss surgery should meet some of the following requirements:

  • You have been unsuccessful in documented attempts to lose weight through diet and exercise.
  • You are highly motivated and committed to making changes in food choices, eating habits, physical activity and lifestyle in order to ensure successful weight loss after obesity surgery.
  • You are morbidly obese, or have a BMI of 40 or higher, or have a BMI of 35-39.9 with one or more medical conditions related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, joint pain, and acid reflux disease. If your BMI is 30+, you may be eligible for self-pay Lap-Band or Gastric Sleeve.
  • You are free from drug or alcohol addiction.

Each person’s candidacy is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, so depending on your physical health and other factors, you may qualify for surgery even if some of these criteria are not met. There are other factors that are important in determining whether an individual makes a good candidate for an obesity surgery. Dr. Hoehn, Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Aragon are experienced surgeons who can determine which bariatric procedure is right for you during an initial consultation. Please sign up for one our free seminars to learn more and to start the process that leads to a private consultation with one of our surgeons soon.