Do I Qualify?
In order to be sure you qualify for bariatric surgery, you have to make an appointment and meet with a bariatric surgeon. Ideal candidates for surgery are those who:
- Are at least 80-100 pounds overweight
- Have a BMI higher than 40, or have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 also have obesity related medical problems
- Have tried and were not successful at losing weight
- Are prepared to make substantial eating and lifestyle changes
You will need to undergo a series of tests with your weight loss surgeon prior to surgery. In addition, you will meet with several members of our multidisciplinary team, including a nutritionist, psychologist and other support staff in order to prepare for the lifestyle changes involved with weight loss surgery. You can find out more information about bariatric procedures and qualifying for weight loss surgery at one of our free informational seminars.
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