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Who Qualifies for Surgery

  • Typically, patients with a body weight > 100 lbs over ideal body weight. More precise, BMI (body mass index) > 40 kg/m²

  • Patients who have failed non-surgical methods of weight loss

  • Patients should be well informed, motivated, be committed to life-long changes in eating behavior and exercise and have acceptable operative risks

  • Patients should have the capacity to ensure understanding and participation in treatment and long-term follow-up as well as  have realistic expectations

  • Age greater than 18 years old

  • Bariatric surgery may also be an option for patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 who suffer from obesity related diseases

  • Patients who have no other uncorrected metabolic or medical diseases that may cause obesity

  • No history of alcohol or substance abuse for at least the past 12 months. Patients will need to quit smoking for at least 3 months prior to surgery and commit to never smoking again. Smoking increases the risks of surgery and post-operative complications

  • Patients who have no unstable or untreated psychological disorders

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