A referral is required for all new patient appointments to ensure the patient is eligible for bariatric surgery. To be considered for weight-loss surgery, you must have one of the following:
- A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
- A body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 40 plus an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea
Bariatric Surgery Locations
2831 Fort Missoula Rd, Building 2, Suite 102
Missoula, MT 59804
Bariatric Surgery Providers
Obesity is a chronic disorder that can lead to other health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea and some cancers. Due to evolution, our bodies are wired to protect weight and there is also a strong genetic predisposition to the development of obesity which is why obesity can be difficult to treat. When other medically supervised methods have failed, weight-loss surgery can offer an effective way to lose weight and keep it off.