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Bariatric Surgery Program

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

All patients must meet minimal criteria for bariatric surgery as proposed by the NIH Consensus Development Panel Report.
These include:

  1. A Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40, and less than 60 (females) or less than 55 (males), or
  2. A BMI between 35 and 40 and the presence of obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnea, heart problems, diabetes, or high blood pressure and
  3. Failed attempts at traditional weight loss methods.
  4. Age Limits: Must be over 18 when you start the program, and patients 65 and older will require additional screening.

Click here for an online BMI calculator.