Phone: (715) 717-4121

Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you meet the following criteria:
  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 (usually equates to 80 to 100lbs overweight) or BMI 35 to 40 with one or more obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure
  2. Age 18 to 70 years old
  3. History of unsuccessful attempts at weight loss using diet plans, exercise programs or medical therapy
  4. Willingness to follow a plan that includes a diet and exercise program, vitamin supplements and clinic visits before and after surgery

How do I get started?

If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, the first step is to attend an information session.

Each session will cover:
  • The health benefits of weight loss surgery
  • The surgical candidate criteria.
  • An overview of the surgical options
  • An overview of the path before and after surgery
  • General insurance and financial information
There is no charge for the information session and no obligation or commitment to use our services.

For more details of our upcoming information sessions at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, please click here.