Surgical Associates of Ithaca Guide to Weight-loss Surgery
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Weight loss surgeons Dr. John Mecenas and Dr. Brian Bollo are bariatric trained surgeons affiliated with Cayuga Medical Center. They see patients in their office at Surgical Associates of Ithaca and perform surgery at Cayuga Medical Center.
Are you a candidate for Weight Loss Surgery, or Bariatric Surgery?
You are 18 to 65 years old and have:
Body Mass Index (BMI, easily calculated on many online websites) of greater than 40,
or greater than 30 PLUS major obesity related co-morbities such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
Been suffering from obesity (BMI greater than 30) for at least 5 years.
Tried and failed attempts at weight loss
No untreated mental illness
Obesity not related to treatable glandular diseases such as thyroid and adrenal.
No significant liver, kidney, or gastrointestinal disease
Willingness to be followed by surgeon over a long period of time