Weight loss is a common struggle for millions of Americans. Many people attempt to lose weight, yet few are able do so successfully. Extreme exercise programs and starvation diets can leave you feeling like a failure and lead to even more weight gain.

Support and Minimally Invasive Surgical Options

At Fairview Park Hospital we know that many factors can contribute to weight gain and obesity, including genetics, environment and lifestyle choices. Our gastric/weight loss options include surgery, minimally invasive procedures, non-surgical weight loss treatments, and education and support resources in diabetes management. We’re here to help you on your journey to a healthier body.

Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

You may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery if you have a high BMI (Body Mass Index) and have obesity-related health conditions such as type II diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis or other obesity-related conditions. To help make the decision, we often use the following criteria:

  • You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight.
  • You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40.
  • You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
  • You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.


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Your BMI indicates that you are underweight.

Congratulations! Your BMI indicates that your weight is in the healthy range. A lifestyle of good food choices and routine exercise will help you with long term weight management.

Your BMI indicates your weight is in the obese range and can have a significant impact on your health. You are at risk for weight related health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a health condition related to obesity, then weight loss surgery could be right for you. To learn more about the surgical procedures for obesity, please contact us for more information, or sign up for a free seminar schedule and registration.

All information provided by this website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a health care professional. No information provided in this site may be considered medical advice. The information may not be relevant for your individual situation and may be misinterpreted. HCA assumes no responsibility for how you use information obtained from this site. Before making any decisions regarding your health care, ask your personal physician.

Getting started

Our team of board-certified bariatric surgeons, nurses and registered dietitians will work with you to uncover what has led to your weight gain, and to understand your life and your goals. We will also help you choose which surgical or non-surgical weight loss option is right for you, through medical and psychological screenings, as well as a nutritional evaluation.