Who is a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
A person with:
- BMI = 40 or more OR
- BMI = 35 or more with an obesity-related health condition (type and severity are factors)
- Previous unsuccessful attempts at weight loss
These are the bariatric surgery guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Age and other factors may also be taken into consideration. Additionally, your insurance policy may have additional bariatric surgery requirements for coverage. (Our staff can help you learn more.)