Eligibility for Bariatric Surgery

You may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery if you:

  • Are an adult or a teenager who’s finished puberty
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of
    • 40 or more OR
    • 30 to 39 with weight-related health problems
  • Haven’t been able to lose weight and keep it off through diet and exercise

If you meet these criteria, our comprehensive preparation process will help make sure you’re mentally and physically ready for surgery.

Bariatric 2

Attend a Weight-Loss Seminar

Meet the AnMed team and learn more about our bariatric surgery program.

Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work?

Most patients—about 75 percent—lose at least half of their excess weight and keep that weight off for at least five years. Your long-term results will depend on factors such as your:

Count on AnMed to help you reach your goals with personalized support after bariatric surgery

Conditions Helped by Weight-Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery and long-term lifestyle changes not only help you lose weight, but also increase your overall health. They may improve or prevent:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Heart disease
  • Joint pain
  • Infertility
  • Mental health conditions
  • Respiratory issues
  • Risk of certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Urinary incontinence

Understand the Risks

Advances in bariatric surgery have made the procedure safer than ever. But like any surgical procedure, it carries some health risks, such as bleeding, infection and digestive problems. Talk to your doctor about the:

  • Potential benefits and risks of each procedure
  • Risk level based on your health, age and other factors 
  • Ways your care team works to keep you safe
  • What you can do to improve your outcome 

Paying for Weight-Loss Surgery 

Surgery may cost $15,000 to $25,000, depending on your specific procedure. Some insurance plans cover all or part of your costs for weight-loss surgery. We’ll help you understand your potential out-of-pocket costs and payment options.

Alternatives to Surgery

If bariatric surgery isn’t right for you, ask your doctor about guided, personalized diet and exercise program at AnMed.