Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery? You might be surprised to learn that qualifications for bariatric surgery aren’t based on weight alone.
Read on to learn more about if bariatric surgery is right for you.
Certain medical guidelines are used to determine if you are morbidly obese and eligible for surgery. The criteria includes:
Health conditions that may help qualify you for surgery include:
Additionally, adolescents may qualify for bariatric surgery if they meet the criteria. Learn more about childhood obesity and ways we can help.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s body size, calculated using weight and height. It is a tool used to help determine if a person is underweight (BMI below 18.5), within the normal range (BMI ranging from 18.5-24.9), overweight (BMI ranging from 24.9-29.9) or obese (BMI above 30.0).
Use our ideal weight chart to determine if you are a potential candidate for weight loss surgery.
To find out if bariatric surgery is right for you and to become a bariatric surgery candidate, attend one of our free information sessions taught by our surgeons and staff members.
Our free information sessions are offered at:
Talk to your doctor to learn more information about bariatric surgery qualifications and if weight loss surgery is right for you.