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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery ... are you a candidate?

There are several criteria that were set by the National Institute of Health to determine who is appropriate for WLS. The basic criteria include:

• Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or aboveDeciding About Weight Loss Surgery

• BMI of 35 or above when accompanied by severe health   problems such as heart disease, diabetes, acid reflux,   osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome

• Efforts to lose weight through dieting and exercise have    failed repeatedly

• Awareness of the cost/benefit of surgery

Your decision is much more complicated than a checklist. While the uninformed may suggest that WLS is the easy way out, there are in fact, many difficult aspects of the process right from the start.

We’re the experts who can help you assess if this enormous life change is for you, support you through the stress of the surgery, and guide you with the emotional upheaval that such a drastic change in eating, your physical size and body image will bring.

How We Can Help You

The FACE® Weight Loss Program helps with all aspects of emotional support for WLS. This support includes virtual group and/or individual coaching conducted by telephone to:

• Help you consider the various options from gastric bypass to lap-band to duodenal   switch   surgeries from an emotional as well as medical standpoint

• Help you prepare emotionally for the procedure you choose

• Help you with the post op care focusing on emotional changes that may occur in your   relationship   with yourself, family and friends.

• Help you adjust to body image changes after the weight loss surgery

• Help you decide if bariatric WLS is for you

Sign Up Now: Weight Loss Coaching & Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery Coach

Recently Published Articles

If you would like more information or to sign up for a virtual group, family support groups, individual coaching sessions, or nutrition & exercise support, please contact The FACE® Weight Loss Program:

Resources for Weight Loss Surgery


American Society for Bariatric Surgery

WLS Lifestyles Magazine

American Obesity Association

Obesity Surgery

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Association for Morbid Obesity Support


Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies by Marina S. Kurian,, M.D., Barbara Thompson, and Brian K. Davidson

Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery by Paula F. Peck, RN

The Emotional First + Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery by Cynthia L. Alexander, Psy.D.

The Real Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery: An Indispensable Guide to What You Can Really Expect! by Julie M Janeway and Karen J Sparks.

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