If you struggle with your weight and quality of life because of it and are seeking the most effective way to lose weight long-term, then surgical weight loss surgery such as gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, revisional surgeries, and gastric balloon may be for you. However, there are ways to determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.

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If you have undergone a previous weight-loss surgery and have developed complications or weight regain, then revisional surgery is a great choice too. The surgeons at United Bariatric Center of Kansas City are highly experienced with primary and revisional surgical weight loss surgery. We are a center of excellence and we’d love to help you navigate your weight loss journey and help you discover your best self.

If you would like to find out if you qualify for surgical weight loss surgery please contact us in 1 of these 3 ways:

1⃣ Via our site or over the phone.
2⃣ Register for our next free online seminar.
3⃣ Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sigi Joseph, a leading Bariatric Surgeon in the Kansas City area, serving areas like; Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Sedalia, Marshall, Harrisonville, Liberty, Overland Park, and Warrensburg.

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

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✔ 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.

Candidacy and Eligibility for Surgical Weight Loss Surgery

Each person’s candidacy is determined 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 surgical weight loss surgery.
Our experienced clinical staff can help you navigate your candidacy as well as your coverage eligibility. It’s our pleasure to make this process as comfortable and convenient as possible.

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What Is the Average Age for Weight-loss Surgery?

The average age for people having weight-loss surgery is between 40 to 45 years old. However, there is no specific age requirement for weight-loss surgery. Patients were as young as 14 and as old as 70 have had successful weight-loss surgeries. Age is not a determining factor for eligibility, but it is important to evaluate each patient on an individual basis.

In conclusion, surgical weight loss surgery may be the best option for those who are struggling with their weight and quality of life. United Bariatric Center of Kansas City is a center of excellence and is highly experienced with primary and revisional surgical weight loss surgery. If you would like to find out if you qualify for surgery, contact the center either via their website, or over the phone, register for the next free online seminar, or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sigi Joseph.

We have 3 locations in the Kansas City area

Independence – Near Centerpoint Hospital: 19101 B Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 – Directly across the street from Costco
Lee’s Summit – Lee’s Summit Medical Center: 2100 SE Blue Pkwy, Suite 120, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Kansas City – St. Joseph Medical Center: 1000 Carondelet Drive, Suite 203B, Kansas City, MO 64114