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Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery

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The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Milford Regional provides an effective solution for adults that struggle with severe weight problems along with their associated health risks and medical complications. Generally, weight loss surgery (known as bariatric surgery) is a possible option for these individuals with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or 35 if there are accompanying weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or arthritis. A BMI of 40 equates to an individual being approximately 100 pounds overweight. Health insurance coverage and requirements vary by plan, so it is important to find out the particulars about your health insurance plan.

Milford Regional’s weight loss surgery program called FreshStart is not just about surgery; it’s about a whole new approach to living your life. Our team of professionals, which include surgeons, nurse practitioners, dietitians, behavioral health counselors and physical therapists, is committed to walking with you through your weight loss journey. And our partnership with UMass Memorial Medical Center, a leader in bariatric surgery, ensures the highest standards of quality and care.

 BMI calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is one way to determine if an adult is overweight. It is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. A BMI of 25 to 29 is considered overweight. BMIs over 30 can be associated with medical problems, usually becoming more critical as weight increases.  Check out your BMI with our BMI calculator below.

Adult Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat and is calculated based on an adult's height and weight.

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David Eckbold, weight loss surgery patientDavid knew losing weight would make him healthier.  His new wife and two young daughters were his incentive to undergo weight loss surgery.  David no longer needs his blood pressure or diabetes medicine.  Read David's story.

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