For weight loss surgery:
Insurance companies approve weight loss surgery options for patients who have severe or morbid obesity.
Generally this means they have about 70 lbs to lose with a health condition,
or 100 lbs or more to lose with or without health conditions.
The “ideal weights” you may here referenced are correlated to your height, and based on the 1983 Metropolitan life tables. Weight and height are used to calculate body mass index (BMI), and you can use this calculator to find your own BMI.
For the weight loss balloon:
The balloon is FDA approved for adults with a BMI from 30 – 40, and insurance does not cover this procedure.
Linx is a treatment for acid reflux or GERD, and is generally used in patients who have not responded to lifestyle changes. Please contact us to discuss if Linx or surgical treatment of GERD is a good option for you.