Who is a Candidate?

Candidates for weight loss surgery should meet the following criteria:

  • At least 100 pounds overweight or 100 percent above ideal weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40, or 35 with severe weight related health problems
  • Severe weight-related health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or joint, muscle and skeletal problems caused by obesity
  • At least 19 years old
  • A history of obesity and documented attempts of non-surgical weight-loss treatments that have failed
  • No history of substance abuse
  • No history of major psychiatric disorders

Patient screening is important and rigorous. Potential patients must complete nutritional, fitness and psychological screenings before undergoing bariatric surgery.

Contact Us

If you think you would benefit from weight-loss surgery, talk to us. Find out if you’re a candidate, risks, benefits, and what to expect.

For questions or to schedule a personal appointment:

To find out when there are upcoming bariatric seminars, visit our Programs & Events area.