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