Am I a Candidate?
You may qualify for bariatric surgery if you have:
- a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (approx 100 lbs overweight for men or 80 lbs overweight for women)
- a BMI between 35 and 39.9 and a serious obesity-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or severe sleep apnea
- an understanding of the lifestyle and behavior modifications that you will need to make in addition to weight loss surgery
It is projected that by 2030, 42 percent of the U.S. population will be considered obese.