Preliminary requirements for weight loss surgery
Not everyone is a candidate for bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Before scheduling an appointment or 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:
- Be age 18 years or older
- Have a BMI (body mass index) of:
- Have weight-related quality of life impairment
- Be willing to participate in long-term follow-up care
- 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.