Depending upon your medical history, weight loss goals, lifestyle and expectations, Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin can recommend a treatment plan that is right for you. Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin will go over all procedures during your personal consultation as well as answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about medical weight loss surgery and which option is best for you.
“We are very excited about what we do because of the phenomenal success rate we see in treating our patients. For some time now, we have been extremely concerned about the effects of Type II Diabetes on our patients – it is the leading cause of blindness, limb loss and kidney failure in the country. The satisfaction we receive at seeing people actually get better is incredibly fulfilling”
-Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin
Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?
This surgery is not a “quick fix”. It represents a commitment to reclaiming your health. Today, more Americans are morbidly obese – meaning 100+ pounds above normal body weight – than ever before. Many people have experienced the ravages of obesity and its related diseases like Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease or have witnessed the suffering of their loved ones.
Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin, designated as a Center of Excellence Surgeons by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, have collectively performed more than 3,500 successful Gastric Bypass, Duodneal Switch, and Gastric Sleeve surgeries over the course of their career and have seen a dramatic reduction in their patients’ Type II Diabetes, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and Coronary Artery Disease, as well as the following:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Who is Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?
The criteria for Bariatric Surgery are fairly straightforward. The same criteria apply whether you are considering Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve. If your Body Mass Index (or BMI – a height to weight ratio) is greater than or equal to 40, then you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9 you may be a candidate for surgery if you have serious medical problems related to obesity such as Type II Diabetes, Hypertension (high blood pressure), or Sleep Apnea.
Reclaim Your Health, Your Body… Renew Your Life