Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for of surgical therapy for obesity involves the use of these key measures:

  • You must be an adult (at least 18 years of age)
  • If severely obese (BMI 35.0 - 39.9), you must have:
    • two or more obesity-related comorbidities*
    • chronic obesity
    • failure of nonsurgical weight loss
  • If morbidly obese (BMI >40), you must have:
    • chronic obesity
    • failure of nonsurgical weight loss
  • There can be no treatable disease processes responsible for weight gain
  • You must be prepared to make major lifestyle changes

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your body fat based on height and weight. Calculate your BMI


*Obesity Related Comorbidities

  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psychological Depression
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke