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Am I a Candidate for the Surgical (Bariatric) Program?

You may be a candidate for our program if you:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 65.  (Patients under 21 or over 65 years may be candidates and are evaluated on a case by case basis.)
  • Are 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater with at least 1 medical condition that could be improved with weight loss surgery including:  diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, sleep apnea or other medical conditions that may also qualify depending on your insurance
  • Have a BMI of 40 or greater (see BMI calculator) with or without the above medical conditions
  • Are willing to use weight loss surgery (WLS) as a "tool" in addition to good nutrition, certain eating behaviors and physical activity for the rest of your life
  • Are free from drug and alcohol dependence
  • Are committed to lifelong medical and nutritional follow-up as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation

 

If you answered YES to the above statements, weight loss surgery may be your best option to lose weight and improve your health.