Qualifying for Bariatric Surgery

The minimum requirements for recommending bariatric surgery as a treatment option:

100 pounds or more above ideal body weight or a BMI of 40 or greater

BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related health condition


Other qualifying factors may include:

 - History of documented dietary weight loss attempts

Lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise, and medical guidelines and follow-up care

Psychological evaluation

 

Together, you and your bariatric surgeon take steps to determine:

If surgery is the right treatment for you

Which type of procedure is right for you

If you are mentally and emotionally prepared to make lifelong lifestyle changes

That you have, or will have, the necessary support system around you


Expect the prequalification process to include a series of tests.

You also will meet with a nutritionist, psychologist, and other support staff members in sessions leading up to surgery.

Each healthcare professional will help you prepare for the changes and challenges

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