To be considered as a candidate for bariatric surgery, you must meet
specific requirements, including:
1. Your BMI greater than or equal to 35.
2. Other possible indications for patients with BMI's between 35 and 40 include:
» Obesity-induced physical problems interfering with lifestyle (e.g. joint disease treatable but for the obesity
» Body size problem precluding or severely interfering with social life, employment, family function, and ambulation).
3. Presence of obesity-related diseases or problems.
» High blood pressure
» Heart disease
» Breathing problems
» Arthritis/joint problems
» Varicose veins
» Liver disease
» Sleep disorders
» Family history of early coronary disease