Bariatric -Patient Profile
Who qualifies for weight-loss surgery?
While each candidate is considered individually, the following are general guidelines:
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater for at least five years; or
- A BMI of 35 to 39, with significant medical complications related to obesity (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, gastroesophageal reflux/heart burn);
- Inability to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting.
More detailed information about who qualifies for weight-loss surgery is available in our frequently asked questions section.