Qualifying for surgery

Qualifying for surgery

Weight loss surgery is not for everyone and does not cure obesity. To qualify, those interested must attest that they have been unable to achieve and sustain a healthy weight loss for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts and have a BMI of 40 or a BMI of 35 or more and at least one of the following conditions:

  • type II diabetes
  • prediabetes
  • hypertension
  • sleep apnea
  • asthma or other respiratory conditions
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • heart disease
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • osteoarthritis
  • lipid abnormalities