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Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Discover whether bariatric surgery at Cone Health can help you improve your health.

Do I Qualify For Weight-Loss Surgery?

Bariatric SeminarYou may be eligible for bariatric surgery at Cone Health if you’re at least 18 years old and have either:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, or
  • A BMI of 35 to 39 with comorbidities—chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes

In addition, you need to have previously attempted other medical weight-loss programs and be:

  • Highly motivated to achieve lifestyle changes
  • Supported by your family and friends
  • Free from conditions that would make surgery a high risk
  • Psychologically stable with realistic expectations of your outcome
  • Not dependent on alcohol or drugs, unless involved in a recognized treatment program with at least one year of sobriety

Your insurance company may have additional requirements. Contact your provider to learn more.

Non-Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Explore additional Cone Health services that can help you manage your weight:

How Will Bariatric Surgery Benefit Me?

You can expect to lose 40 to 65 percent of your excess weight after bariatric surgery. But weight-loss surgery and the healthful lifestyle changes you’ll make affect more than just the number on the scale. In most cases, they also improve—and sometimes completely resolve—conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Heartburn
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint pain
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery patients also report an improved quality of life with better mobility, greater self-confidence, more social and economic opportunities, and a reduced need for medications.

Weigh Your Options

Review key facts, compare your options and examine your feelings related to weight-loss surgery with help from our interactive Decision Point guide, “Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?”

Register for a Weight-Loss Seminar

Take the first step toward transforming your life. Sign up for a bariatrics seminar to explore your options for weight-loss surgery.

  • Wesley Long Hospital – Join us for a weight-loss seminar in Greensboro, or watch our online webinar; for more information, call 336-832-8000.
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center – Join us for a weight-loss seminar in Burlington; for more information, call the LiveWell Line at 336-586-4000.

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