How to Qualify as Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery
Pre-operative screening for good candidates
for bypass surgery
is Bariatric Surgery | Types
| How Effective
| After Weight Loss Surgery
| Laparoscopic Surgery
| Gastric Banding | Stomach
How to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric or gastric bypass surgery may be an option for you:
(a) if you have a body mass index of 40+ (roughly 80-100 pounds overweight), or
(b) if your body mass index is 35+ and you suffer from diabetes, or any serious obesity-related condition such as heart disease or severe sleep apnea.
Having obesity-related physical problems that significantly interfere with employment, physical mobility or family function, may also make you a possible candidate for surgery.
Your Suitability for Gastric Surgery
Even if you meet the above criteria, you are unlikely to qualify as a candidate for weight loss surgery unless you are:
Point is, your weight loss surgery will only be successful if you are prepared to change your eating and exercise habits, for the rest of your life. Otherwise, surgical complications, allied to weight gain, are almost inevitable.
BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION