Surgery Eligibility and BMI
Surgery is an option for patients 100 pounds or more overweight, or whose BMI is 40 or above, because of greatly increased risk of health problems associated with severe obesity.
Patients whose BMI is 35-40 may be candidates for surgery if they have associated medical conditions related to their obesity. (see list below)
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One must be able to document that they have seriously tried to lose weight multiple times through conventional or medically controlled weight loss programs without lasting results. Many health insurance companies will cover this surgery if the person meets all of the requirements.
If your results indicate that you might be a surgery candidate, please join us for a free seminar to learn more about the pros and cons of various surgical weight loss options?