"Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective procedure to help you lose weight. It can also improve obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. It must be combined with diet and lifestyle changes.Many factors play a role in whether bariatric surgery is an option for you. They include your goals, medical history and readiness to change your lifestyle.We"ll evaluate anyone for bariatric treatment, even those with serious medical issues. If we can safely perform surgery, we"ll do everything we can to help you reach your goals.Obesity can increase the risk that young people will have serious medical, social and psychological issues as adults. Problems can include heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, discrimination and low self-esteem."