Preliminary requirements for weight loss surgery

Not everyone is a candidate for bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Before registering for one of our free information sessions, be sure to review the qualifications below to see if you might be eligible for weight loss surgery.

To qualify, you must:

  1. Be age 18 years or older
  2. Have a BMI (body mass index) of:
    1. 40 or greater without other risk factors OR
    2. 35 or greater with weight-related risk factors, such as:
      1. Diabetes
      2. Cholesterol
      3. High blood pressure
      4. Sleep apnea
  3. Have weight-related quality of life impairment
  4. Be willing to participate in long-term follow-up care
  5. Be willing to take prescribed vitamins and minerals as needed

If you meet all five of the qualifications, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

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