Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
If you have been struggling to lose weight, a surgical or non-surgical procedure may be a good choice for you. Studies show that very few people are able to lose weight and keep it off longterm. Bariatric surgery is the safest and most effective way to lose weight and improve health conditions associated with obesity. Recommendations for weight loss surgery use NIH guidelines published in the 1990s. These guidelines use your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your medical history to determine your eligibility. BMI correlates your weight to your height (you can determine yours, using our calculator below). Although final recommendations can only be made after speaking with a weight loss surgeon in our offices, the general guidelines for being a candidate for a bariatric procedure are: