Are you a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
There are a number of widely accepted combined criteria which make a patient suitable for bariatric or weight loss surgery:
There is flexibility in these guidelines. Sometimes a lower BMI between 30-35 is accepted if co-morbidities exist.
The decision to have obesity surgery should not be taken lightly. There are risks involved in every type of weight loss surgery. The goal of this website is to provide you with information to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. Whether or not surgery is right for you is a discussion you should have with your primary care physician, your family and your weight loss surgeon.
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