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Bariatric Surgery Program


Am I a Candidate?

You must meet minimal criteria for bariatric surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord/Manchester as proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Program Panel Report.

NIH criteria include:

  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
  • A BMI between 35 and 40 and at high risk for serious obesity-related conditions that could cause death, such as sleep apnea, heart problems, or severe diabetes
  • Failed attempts at traditional weight loss methods