For those with a significant amount of weight to lose, bariatric surgery can be the answer for long-term weight control. It is critically important for patients to understand that one procedure does not match all patients. Each patient is assessed as an individual. Medical history, current medical conditions, and other factors are considered when matching a procedure to a patient. Additionally, long-term success with all the procedures is dependent upon the patient’s adaptation to a healthier lifestyle. Smaller portions of healthy food, daily exercise, supplementation, and on-going support are the keys to life-long weight control.