The program is designed to fit each person’s unique needs and has helped patients regain their health since 1999. The KBI teams includes a bariatric surgeon, physician assistant, nurses, dietitians, a psychologist, exercise physiologists and insurance coordinators. With follow-up care from the team team and support from others on the same path, clients can change their lifestyles and navigate the transition to a healthy weight and a better life.
We combine the latest in expertise and technique with exceptional support. The Kentucky Bariatric Institute offers several bariatric procedures.
Are You A Candidate?
Bariatric surgery is not suitable for all people who are obese. Everyone will agree that people should try appropriate dieting, exercise, and other ways to lose weight before considering surgery. Weight Loss Surgery has been most successful for people who meet the criteria listed below.
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more. If you have other high-risk conditions, a BMI of 30 may qualify. BMI is a simple way to calculate the amount of fat on your body.
- The person has already tried non-surgical weight loss treatments such as diet, exercise and behavioral changes.
- The person has no medical or hormonal reason for the obesity. These conditions are rare but require treatment of the underlying medical problem.
- The person must be fully informed about the surgery and have realistic expectations of weight loss and possible complications.
- The person must demonstrate a willingness to accept the risks of surgery.
- The person must demonstrate a willingness to make dramatic lifelong changes in lifestyle, dietary habits and exercise and also commit to medical follow-up.