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Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Your BMI (body mass index) or measure of your weight in relationship to your height, is an important part of determining whether you are a potential candidate for weight loss surgery. Existing health concerns are another consideration.

Take a moment to calculate your BMI using this calculator:

Consider the guidelines below recommended by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

  • Have a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more OR
  • Have a BMI of 35 or more as well as a serious health problem linked to obesity such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or heart disease (including high blood pressure).
  • Candidates for gastric band surgery only may have a BMI of 30 or above and a serious health issue linked to obesity.

Another important question you must consider and answer honestly, is whether you are willing and ready to make lifelong changes to your diet and exercise habits that will aid you in losing weight and maintaining that loss. Weight loss surgery requires hard work and dedication to be successful for life.


Because there is so much our weight loss patients can learn from each other, we also provide guided support groups so you can learn from and motivate one another. This will help you to stay motivated to stick with your diet and exercise plan, share tips, and hear from invited experts in the field.

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