Qualifications for Bariatric Surgery
You may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery if you meet the following criteria:
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater (100 pounds or more above "ideal" body weight)
- BMI between 35-39 with significant co-morbidities, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders.
However, qualifications for insurance coverage vary depending on the insurance carrier. Please visit the insurance section or call your insurance company to determine the requirements of your policy.
See the BMI Calculator to determine your BMI