How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery in Orlando

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Carrying around excess weight can be both mentally and physically exhausting. It can make you feel self-conscious, frustrated and tired. Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a board-certified surgeon and one of the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons in Central Florida. He is ready to help you live you best life—starting with reaching and maintaining your healthiest weight.

Dr. Beltre’s weight loss solutions go far beyond a healthy diet and exercise regimen. His leading-edge, minimally invasive and laparoscopic weight loss surgical procedures are designed to facilitate significant weight loss.

Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery in Orlando?

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of over 35 or higher and have been struggling to remove excess weight through countless diet and exercise programs, then you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery in Orlando. You are likely a good candidate for weight loss surgery if the following apply to you:

  • You are a male or female with a BMI of 35 or higher
  • You are more than 100 pounds overweight.
  • You have obesity-related health issues like high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, diabetes or heart disease.
  • Your efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.

Do I meet the medical guidelines to qualify for weight loss surgery?

One of the first steps in preparing for weight loss surgery in Orlando is to completely understand your medical and health history, including:

  • Your nutrition and weight history
    Dr. Beltre and his team will evaluate things like your weight trends, diet attempts, eating habits, exercise regimens, stress levels and time constraints.
  • Your medical history
    Just as some health conditions may make you a good candidate for bariatric surgery, others may make it more risky. In fact, surgery may worsen some health problems, like blood clots, liver disease, kidney stones and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Your mental health
    Certain mental health conditions may be the root cause or contribute to obesity. They may also make it difficult to maintain the health benefits of surgery. Some examples include binge-eating disorder, substance abuse, major depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Your age
    There are no age limits for weight loss surgery. It is generally considered safe for adults and older adults over 60 as well as teenagers with a BMI over 35 and serious weight-related health problems.

If you are interested in learning more about safe, effective weight loss surgery in Orlando, call Beltre Bariatrics at 321-499-6505 and request an initial consultation. Our friendly front office staff can help you get started on your weight loss journey today.

It’s time to start living your healthiest life.

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