At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we’ve helped hundreds of men and women achieve significant weight loss – and an improved quality of life – after bariatric surgery. Here are the factors we consider when deciding whether someone might be a fit for weight loss surgery.
Every person is different. That’s why we sit down one-on-one with you at your first visit to discuss your health and circumstances before deciding whether bariatric surgery might benefit you.
Before approving you for weight loss surgery, here are the general guidelines we look for:
Weight loss surgery is major surgery, so you may feel uneasy about what’s to come. But you won’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you.
Our caring team will make every effort to ensure your safety and comfort through this process. And we will teach you how to prepare for your weight loss surgery. You can do a lot to help ensure a smooth surgery experience and weight loss surgery success, too.
In the months before your surgery, you should:
Are you ready to lose weight and improve your life? At one of our free information sessions, you can meet our weight loss specialists and learn more about bariatric surgery options. Find a session near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.