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Weight Loss Procedures

Am I A Candidate?

Criteria For Bariatric Surgery

  • BMI ≥40 (BMI ≥30 for BIB/Orbera®) by itself
  • BMI 35-40 with obesity-related health problem/s
  • Age 18-65
  • Reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques
  • No drug dependency problems
  • Understand the risks and commitment associated with surgery
  • Pregnancy not anticipated in the first year following surgery

There is considerable flexibility in these guidelines. Sometimes a lower BMI (30-35) is accepted.