Bariatric corrective surgeries

This information is useful for adults and older adults

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help patients who are overweight lose their weight and live healthier, more active lives. People may qualify for bariatric surgery if they have a body mass index of over 40, or a body mass index of over 35 in addition to diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or hyperlipidemia. There a variety of procedures available, and the risks are lower than risks for some other surgeries. People are often surprised to learn that bariatric surgery can be a cure for some obesity-related conditions, including diabetes.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.