Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, the following criteria must apply:

  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more. Those individuals with the following pre-existing, co-morbid conditions of diabetes, sleep apnea, and/or hypertension are eligible if their BMI is 35-40.
  • Candidates must have tried non-surgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavioral modification, and exercise.
  • The candidate is expected to be fully informed about the surgery and what can be expected both as to weight loss and possible complications. This includes the following mandatory education:
    • Attendance at a free information session
    • Review of online videos pertaining to your surgery
    • Attendance at nutrition classes
    • Attendance at support group
  • The candidate must demonstrate willingness to commit to healthier lifestyle changes.