- Conditions & Care
- Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
- Surgical Criteria & Screening
Successful treatment for obesity through weight loss surgery requires commitment, and our team will help you determine if a surgical option is right for you.
In order to be considered for an evaluation with the surgeon - or to continue with the weight loss surgery process - you must meet specific criteria and requirements. These are based on guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.
You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you:
- have a BMI in the obese or morbidly obese range
- BMI of 40 or greater (approximately 80 lbs. overweight)
- have a BMI of 35-39.9 and diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, debilitating arthritis, or other pre-existing health issues related to obesity
- are unlikely to lose weight successfully with further non-surgical methods
- have an obesity-related physical problem that interferes with your daily activities (i.e., walking, employment, family function)
- have a high-risk obesity-related illness, such as:
- sleep apnea
- obesity-related heart disease
If you believe that you qualify for weight loss surgery, please contact us or view one of the informational videos below. We also recommend that all prospective patients:
- speak with their doctor about weight loss surgery
- speak with others who have had similar procedures
- research the surgery on their own
Weight Loss Surgery Informational Session with Dr. Jonathan Aranow
Weight Loss Surgery Informational Session with Dr. Grigoriy Klimovich
Take the First Step
To begin the weight loss surgery process at Middlesex Health, all patients attend our Patient Information Seminar. *
Watch the Seminar Online
*During the COVID-19 emergency, this seminar is available online.
What is morbid obesity?
People who have morbid obesity are approximately 80-100+ pounds overweight.
This can seriously jeopardize your health, putting you at higher risk for:
- breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian cancers
- elevated cholesterol
- respiratory hypertension
- sleep apnea
- urinary stress incontinence
- other chronic conditions
Calculate Your BMI
There are many BMI calculators online—try one from the CDC, Mayo Clinic, or National Institutes of Health.