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Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
a Healthier You!

Am I a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

In order to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, certain guidelines must be followed.  These guidelines have been determined by nationally accredited organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, insurance companies, and the physicians here at Advanced Bariatrics.  These eligibility requirements for weight loss surgery can include the following:

  • BMI above 40, or 35-40 with at least 1 significant co-morbidity
  • Documentation of failed medically managed weight-loss program (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.) *(Not all insurers require this.)
  • Healthy enough to undergo a major operation
  • Understands surgery and risks
  • Absence of drug and alcohol problems for 1 year
  • No uncontrolled psychological conditions for 1 year
  • Consensus by the Advanced Bariatrics surgical team
  • Dedicated to a lifestyle change and lifetime follow-up
  • Maintain a commitment to attend all scheduled appointments


Every month, Dr. Chang & Dr. Cheregi host a FREE educational seminar.

It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how our program is dedicated to your future success and lifelong care.

What is Your BMI?

ADINA B. (Age: 3o)

This surgery gave me my confidence back along with my health.

Losing 175 pounds in a little less than a year really puts things into perspective. It makes you thankful and ready for anything life will throw at you. I am a new woman and a better person for going through all of this and not allowing my weight to be the only noticeable thing about me.

RONALD & Kathy J. (Age: 51, 50)

We plan to live the second half of our lives in a much different way.

My wife and I decided to pursue weight loss surgery together as a team.Two years after surgery, everything has changed. We were able to take a vacation where we enjoyed zip lining, river rafting, and riding ATV’s. That would have never been possible with our former bodies and health.

NICOLE H. (Age: 34)

My balance and strength have improved 10-fold.

I can climb stairs without panting and walk and talk without being winded. The most important part is the confidence I have gained. All of this, and so much more, is what bariatric surgery has given me. It has given me a life that obesity stole from me. It has truly changed the course of my life.

Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
a Healthier You!