Qualifying for Surgery

Determining if Bariatric Surgery is Right For You

Not all patients are candidates for bariatric surgery. A representative from the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery will work with you to assess your candidacy for surgical weight-loss procedures.

Below are general guidelines to help determine if bariatric surgery might be appropriate for you:

  • Typically, patients with a body weight more than 100 lbs over their ideal body weight are candidates. More precise, BMI (body mass index) more than 40. Learn More About Using the Body Mass Index>>>
  • Patients who have failed non-surgical methods of weight loss (i.e., diet, exercise, medication).
  • Patients should be well informed and motivated.
  • Patients should have the capacity to ensure participation in treatment and long-term follow-up.
  • Age greater than 18 years old.
  • Bariatric surgery may also be an option for patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 who suffer from at least two obesity related diseases (i.e., diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease).
  • Patients who are not suffering from any other disease which could have caused them to be overweight.
  • No history of alcohol or substance abuse.

Understanding Surgery Guidelines

These are just guidelines; details of your medical history, current health and willingness to undergo surgery will all be assessed upon your initial consultation with our Center. To learn more and to have you questions answers, please attend one of our FREE informational seminars. 

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