Am I a Candidate?

In general, for a person to be a candidate for surgery, all of the following must be met:

  • A BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35-39.9 with high-risk co-morbid condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea with a current treatment regimen.
  • Because surgery is a very serious undertaking, generally, candidates must have tried non-surgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavioral modification, and exercise.  Most insurances require a 6 month physician supervised diet (1 initial visit and 6 follow ups totaling 7 physical months).
  • There must be no medical or hormonal reason for the clinically severe obesity. These conditions are rare, but require treatment of the underlying medical problem.
  • The candidate must be fully informed about the surgery and what can be expected both as to weight loss and possible complications.

The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to accept the risks of surgery and to make dramatic lifelong changes in his/her lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, and to commit to medical follow-up.

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