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Am I A Candidate?

To be accepted for weight loss surgery (such as gastric bypass surgery), you need to meet certain criteria.

You must:

  • Be between 18 and 65 years old
  • Be either severely obese (100 pounds or more overweight, with a BMI of 40 or more) OR obese with associated complications (a BMI of 35 or more, with a condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease)
  • Have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through a structured, medical weight loss program that included diet, exercise and lifestyle changes
  • Be experiencing personal or occupational problems due to obesity
  • Undergo a psychological evaluation and counseling to determine that you are emotionally healthy enough to understand the consequences of your decision
  • Be willing and able to commit to long-term medical follow-up, as well as the rigorous, lifelong changes in eating, exercise and lifestyle habits that will be necessary to meet and maintain your weight loss and health goals after surgery
Call 770-956-STAR (7827)
Bariatric surgeries are not without severe risks including death and should only be considered as a last resort for weight loss. Weight loss varies according to the individual. This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.