Weight loss surgery eligibility
Bariatric surgery offers an alternative weight loss option for individuals fighting obesity. If you have repeatedly tried diet and exercise as methods to lose weight without success, bariatric surgery at StoneSprings Hospital in Dulles, Virginia, may be an option for you.
If you would like to speak to a specialist to see if bariatric surgery is an option for you, please call (703) 234-7406.
What is obesity?
A person is considered to be obese when his or her body mass index (BMI) is 30 or above. BMI is a calculation of body fat percentage compared to a person's height and weight. A BMI of 30 or higher typically indicates that an individual is roughly 100 pounds or more over the ideal body weight for his or her height. Morbid obesity is classified as having a BMI of 40 or higher. Obesity is currently the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Obesity is a major public health challenge that millions of Americans struggle with. It is known to raise the risk of:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
- Respiratory problems
- Certain types of cancer
Do I qualify for bariatric surgery?
If you meet the following weight loss surgery requirements, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery:
- You are 18 years old.
- You have a BMI of 40 or higher.
- You have a BMI higher than 30 with one or more health conditions related to obesity.
- You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically supervised dieting.
If you are unsure if you qualify, take one of our FREE health risk assessments today.
- Discover what your healthy weight-range is.
- Discover if you should lose weight and if weight-loss surgery is an option for you with our weight-loss surgery profiler.
Bariatric surgery educational seminar
If you want more information on the requirements, benefits and risks, register for one of our bariatric surgery educational seminars. Our seminars are free, but we do require a reservation in advance.
To register, please call (855) 226-7344.