Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a personal decision that only you can make. Generally, bariatric surgery is recommended for patients who have unsuccessfully tried diets, exercise and nutritional counseling — and who are committed to making lifestyle changes.
Certain health conditions, however, may qualify you as a bariatric surgery candidate:
Have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40. Men and women who are more than 100 pounds overweight.
Have a BMI of 35-40 with an obesity-related condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or sleep apnea.
Can’t achieve sustained weight loss with only diet and exercise.
Are committed to lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and behavior.
Are committed to lifelong follow-up medical care.