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Am I A Candidate?

Candidacy for Surgery 

To qualify for bariatric surgery, patients should:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a BMI between 35 and 40 with an obesity related medical problem
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • Be able to show a serious past attempt to lose weight, through exercise or a managed diet or through a medically supervised weight loss program
  • Have no significant physical, medical, emotional or psychological problems that would dramatically increase the risk of surgery
  • Be well educated about the procedures and capable of participating in treatment and long-term follow-up

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