Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision. Review the criteria for becoming a bariatric patient to learn if surgery is right for you.
. You must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater.
. If your BMI is between 35-40, then you must have at least one significant co-morbidity (serious medical problem). Individuals with a BMI of 30 - 35 with at least one significant co-morbidity qualify for the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, BMI of 30-40 for Intragastric Balloon.
. Most patients are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old, but consideration for surgical treatment of morbid obesity is not based on age alone.
. You must not have any severe psycho-emotional or medical problems that would make surgery unnecessarily risky.
. You must not be drug or alcohol dependent, and if you have a history of such, you must be well into a qualified treatment program with at least one year of sobriety.
. You must be willing to abstain from using alcohol.
. If you smoke, you must stop at least three months before surgery, and quit smoking forever.
. You must have healthy teeth, in order to grind your food properly. If you are missing multiple molar teeth, we strongly encourage you to see your dentist to evaluate methods to address this problem.
. You must have an ongoing commitment to follow the nutrition, exercise, medication and laboratory protocols provided.
. The person is generally fit for anaesthesia and surgery.
. You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.
. You must make an ongoing commitment to return to the office for follow-up appointments.
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