In order to qualify for bariatric surgery you must:
- Be between the ages of 15 – 70.
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35 or greater if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, or a BMI of 30 or greater for laparoscopic gastric band surgery only, if you have type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea.
- Have attempted a structured dietary weight loss program without success.
- Be evaluated and approved by a behavioral therapist, a dietitian and a physical therapist.
You will also be required to have blood drawn to evaluate your general physical condition.
I am ready to make my first step by “Attending a Seminar”! The scheduling service we link to is hosted by Bariatrix360. At the seminar you will meet one of our skilled surgeons. Learn about the different procedures performed and get an opportunity to ask general questions.