Are you a candidate for surgery?

Are You A Candidate for Surgery?

You must meet these Requirements to be considered for weight loss surgery:

  • You must have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more. This is usually approximately 100 pounds of excess weight.
  • Or a BMI over 30 with a co-morbid condition. Some examples of co-morbid conditions related to being overweight are Diabetes Type 2, degenerative joint disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, infertility, sleep apnea, urinary stress incontinence, or depression.
  • Have an understanding of the operation and the necessary lifestyle changes you will need to make.
  • Be committed to making the necessary changes
  • Attend an informational seminar meeting (2 hours).
  • Comply with necessary labs, consultations, and testing the doctors have ordered.
  • Attend a preoperative education class (4 hours).

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