Am I a Candidate?

Should I Consider Weight Loss Surgery?

You might have heard about the newest “miracle weight loss pill” or have tried yet another new diet ”guaranteed” to work. But the fact is, there is no “miracle cure” for obesity—no magic pill that will make the pounds disappear or fad diet that will melt away your excess weight. If you are significantly overweight, you probably already know the truth: losing weight is hard work. It is not impossible, however! There are realistic weight loss tools available to you to help you find the right combination of diet, exercise, medical intervention, and support to change your body’s metabolism, break the endless cycles of fruitless dieting, and truly achieve real, lasting weight loss.

At Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Maitland, Florida, we offer a range of metabolic and bariatric surgeries that may be the powerful tool you need to fight obesity and obesity-related health concerns. Dr. Wiljon Beltre, Board Certified surgeon, believes in the importance of a comprehensive approach to weight loss, where cutting-edge metabolic and bariatric surgery, coupled with a serious commitment to lifestyle changes and a strong support network, can offer long-term weight loss success. At your initial consultation, Dr. Beltre will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a candidate for metabolic or bariatric surgery, and work closely with you to develop a personalized plan to help you achieve your long-term weight loss goals.

Candidates for Weight Loss Surgery Must Consider:


  • BMI: Metabolic or bariatric surgery may be appropriate for certain individuals who have a BMI of 30 or higher, regardless of the presence of weight-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or coronary health disease. Check your BMI here.
  • Surgical Risk Tolerance: If you have non-weight-related health concerns that make any surgical procedure risky, you will not be a candidate for weight loss surgery. In the past, complications from type 2 diabetes and weight-related pulmonary and/or cardiac problems were believed to make weight loss surgery too risky; however, recent studies have shown that the complete resolution of these diseases through metabolic surgery vastly outweighs any potential surgical risk.
  • History of prior weight loss attempts: If you have been unsuccessful in serious, dedicated efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise, you may be a candidate for metabolic or bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery is a life-altering commitment that can drastically improve your health and quality of life. However, it should not be your first attempt at serious weight loss.
  • Willingness to undergo psychological screening: Often required by insurance companies, the goal of pre-surgery psychological screening is to help your weight loss team provide the best possible support throughout your weight loss journey. The evaluation will identify any eating disorders or habits that need to be addressed so they don’t undermine the long-term success of your procedure. Psychological issues relating to obesity, such as depression, will not disqualify you as a candidate.
  • Willingness to commit to long-term lifestyle changes: All metabolic and bariatric surgeries require a life-long commitment to specific, sometimes very strict, lifestyle changes. Failure to commit to these requirements can undermine the success of your weight loss and lead to serious health problems. Candidates for weight loss surgery must demonstrate an understanding of required lifestyle changes and a willingness to make those changes a permanent part of your life.
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Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

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Contact Beltre Bariatrics Center For Metabolic and Obesity Surgery

At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, located in Maitland, Florida, we offer a proven, multifaceted approach to metabolic and bariatric surgery that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals, improve your health and appearance, and rebuild your self-confidence. Led by esteemed, Board Certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre, one of the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons in Central Florida, we specialize in the latest cutting-edge procedures for safe, effective surgical weight loss coupled with a dedicated support team of caring, experienced specialists who will stand by your side to support you throughout your entire weight loss journey. Significant weight loss is not easy, but with the help of with our confidential consultation and education process, the surgical skill and experience of our medical team, and the advice and guidance of our ongoing support network, we can help you achieve the lasting weight loss success you have been dreaming about.

If you are tired of the endless rounds of fad dieting and fruitless exercise regimens and think you may be ready for significant weight loss with metabolic or bariatric surgery, or if you would like more information on all of the weight loss surgery options at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, contact us today for a free, individual consultation. We look forward to helping you start your weight loss journey today!

DISCLAIMER: Metabolic surgery involves a lifetime commitment to significant lifestyle changes, and is not for everyone.  Individual results differ depending on each patient’s medical history and willingness and ability to adhere to the weight loss program specified by Dr. Beltre.  As with all surgical procedures, all forms of metabolic surgery carry the risk of complications and side effects; additional details about potential complications, side effects, and other risks will be provided to you by Dr. Beltre during your pre-surgical consultations.

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