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Am I a Bariatric Candidate?

Who is a Good Surgical Weight Loss Candidate?

Individuals may be considered for weight-loss surgery if they:

  • Weigh 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more
  • Have a BMI of 35 - 40 with high risk for related conditions, or major physical problems are impairing the patient's life
  • Have tried all methods of losing weight
  • Have weight-induced medical problems, including diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, sleep apnea or joint pain.

The Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery will consider patients for weight-loss surgery if they:

  • Have no endocrine cause of obesity
  • Understand the surgery and risks
  • Have no drug or alcohol problems
  • Have no uncontrolled psychological conditions
  • Are dedicated to lifestyle change and follow-up
  • Have a good support system
  • Are considered a good consensus candidate after evaluation by our team of physicians and other experts