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.