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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, or debilitating arthritis
  • 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 you qualify for weight loss surgery, please contact us or request an appointment online. We recommend that all prospective patients:

Smart Tip

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:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian cancers
  • diabetes
  • elevated cholesterol
  • respiratory hypertension
  • sleep apnea
  • urinary stress incontinence
  • other chronic conditions

Learn More about Obesity & Related Conditions