Our patient selection process is based on the National Institute of Health (NIH) criteria, as follows:
To ensure the safety and long term success of each patient, we also consider a variety of other factors including: weight-loss history, age, prior surgeries, smoking habits, psychological evaluation, as well as lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise, medical guidelines, and follow-up care. Bariatric surgeons at Baylor St. Luke’s also specialize in robotic-assisted procedures and provide care for transplant patients requiring bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a serious decision that requires careful consideration of pre- and post-operative requirements, and a commitment by the patient to permanent lifestyle changes.
Learn more about Bariatric and Gastric Bypass Surgery including details about before and after surgery, why the surgery is performed, and risks.