Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have one of the following:
    • BMI of 30* (for Lap-Band® surgery only) with at least one medical condition associated with obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
    • BMI of 35 with at least one medical condition associated with obesity
    • BMI of ≥ 40
  • Previous unsuccessful weight loss attempts
  • Make major changes in eating habits and lifestyle
  • Sign informed consent
  • Commit to regularly scheduled follow-up visits

* The FDA has recently approved expanded use of the Lap-Band® for obese adults with a minimum BMI of 30 and at least one medical condition associated with obesity. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.