If you’ve been having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off using traditional methods of diet and exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, weight-loss surgery is the most effective and lasting treatment for obesity. Numerous medical studies have proven that weight-loss surgery can help prevent, improve, and resolve over 40 diseases and health conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, and cancer. Are you considering having weight-loss surgery? Take a look at the following infographic to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.