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Are You a Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery? Ask Yourself These Questions

Bariatric Surgery Sydney, AU

Bariatric surgery is not the weight loss solution for people who wish to lose a few kilograms or sculpt certain body areas. These procedures are a helpful and necessary tool to give people struggling from obesity with a high body mass index (BMI) a better quality of life and longer lifespan. Excessive weight gain can lead to a host of comorbid health conditions, which may be improved after bariatric surgery.

Dr. V Kuzinkovas at Advanced Surgicare is a certified bariatric surgeon with ample experience, and he has given many patients the opportunity to take back control of their health and body. Dr. Kuzinkovas can determine if bariatric surgery is right for you during your consultation at our Sydney office, but these questions can help you identify if you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery.

Do You Have a BMI of 30 to 40 or Higher?

The body mass index calculator uses your height and weight to categorize your overall size using accepted standards. A BMI of 40 or higher is considered morbidly obese, but someone with a BMI of 30 or higher can qualify for bariatric surgery if they have one or more severe health issues linked to their obesity.

The type of bariatric surgery that is right for you will depend on your BMI, health and other circumstances.

Do You Struggle with Health Concerns or Medical Conditions that May Cause Excess Weight Gain?

Obesity can lead to or increase your chances of experiencing specific disease such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. However, the inverse can also be true. Some medical conditions and medications can cause excessive weight gain that needs addressing before considering bariatric surgery. You may find weight loss more manageable after the disease is diagnosed and treated. 

An underactive thyroid, polycystic ovary syndrome, kidney problems and other health issues could be the underlying cause of your obesity and difficulty losing weight.

Are You Ready to Make Significant Changes to Your Lifestyle?

Bariatric surgery with Dr. V Kuzinkovas in Sydney can transform your life and body, but you must show dedication to leading a healthy lifestyle before and after your procedure. You need to be prepared for extensive changes in your day-to-day life, such as revolutionizing your eating habits to include a more well-balanced, nutritional diet. A commitment to diet, exercise, vitamin supplements and other changes is vital to a successful outcome.

Have You Been Unsuccessful in Losing Weight or Had Short-Term Success?

Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass, can help people who have tried to lose weight but were unsuccessful or quickly regained the kilograms that they managed to shed through lifestyle changes. This history shows your dedication to improving your health and reducing your body size, and bariatric surgery can help you achieve those goals.

If you think you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery, contact Advanced Surgicare in Sydney today to schedule your consultation with Dr. V Kuzinkovas and begin your journey toward weight loss. Please do not hesitate to call our clinic at 1300 551 533.

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Bella Vista, NSW, 2153


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Edensor Park NSW 2176


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