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Other Procedures

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

A small pouch is formed from the top par

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

A silicone band is placed around the top

Laparoscopic Bilio Pancreatic Diversion with duodenal switch

The BPD-DS procedure includes a vertical

Check your BMI

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What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that causes weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach to initially hold about three ounces. Seventy-five to 80 percent of the stomach is surgically removed; there is no re-routing of intestines.

In addition due to the removal of a large percentage of the stomach, it was been shown that certain levels of hunger hormones are reduced which limits a patients desire/drive to eat.
Check with your insurance provider to see if the procedure is covered.

Success Stories

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    Phedra

    Growing up, and maxing out at a statuesque 5’0”, there was never anywhere for the extra pounds to hide.

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    Mikki

    After years of yo-yo dieting I was desperate to find something to help save my life.

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    Michelle

    Like many people, I’ve battled with my weight all my life. I always felt like a failure because I couldn’t control this one area of my life.

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    Mary Lizzie

    It was important to me to have an experienced surgeon and a program that had all the resources I knew I would need.