If you’re struggling with obesity and you’re ready to lose weight, the UPMC bariatric surgery team can help you find a healthier, happier you. Our multidisciplinary approach includes personalized care from all our team members — before, during, and after your surgery. You could be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40. Learn more about the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Bariatric surgery can help you combat depression, diabetes, joint pain, and a host of other obesity-related conditions.
Many people use the words “obese” and “overweight” casually and interchangeably — when they are, in fact, medical terms with very different meanings.
Exercise is an important part of your life after bariatric surgery. Find out what you can do to stay both active and safe.
After weight loss surgery, you may need to re-evaluate your birth control or begin using it. Learn more about the effect of surgery on birth control.
Weight loss surgery may be an effective way to manage or prevent diabetes in some people.