Bariatric surgery has long been considered a safe and effective option for obese patients to improve their health and increase longevity. Current guidelines restrict surgery to patients with a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 35 with obesity-related illnesses. If you are interested in weight loss surgery but do not qualify because your BMI falls below the current guidelines, you may be eligible for weight loss surgery through a study being conducted by New Jersey Bariatric Center® surgeons through Atlantic Health’s Overlook Medical Center.
The goal of this study is to establish the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in patients with a BMI between 30 and 34.9 with obesity-related comorbidities, such as diabetes or hypertension, or a BMI greater than 35 without comorbidities. The study will evaluate improvements in weight and any changes in the patients’ comorbidities.
To learn more or enroll in the study, visit the Atlantic Health website or call us at 908-481-1270.