Exhaustive research has been published between the relationship of joint replacement surgery and obesity. Many surgeons and hospitals are following strict Body Mass Index (BMI) guidelines as eligibility criteria for this type of orthopedic surgery. Obviously all involved are concerned about a treatment plan and that is where Sun Coast Bariatrics comes into play.
Our efforts are concentrated on building a bridge between our services (medical weight management and bariatric surgery) and orthopedic services to provide an option for you—not only to assist with eligibility for joint replacement but to OPTIMIZE health before joint replacement by resolving or improving co-morbid conditions.
We have simplified our process for your orthopedic team and are committed to keeping them in the loop as it relates to patient progress.
Who knows, with significant weight loss, you may even be able to delay those new knees!