As a Center of Excellence bariatric practice, there are established guidelines for determining is you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or above, you are medically considered a candidate for surgery. You can use our BMI calculator here on our website and simply enter your height (feet and inches) and your current weight.
If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 35 and 39.99 – you may medically qualify for surgery. You must have at least two (2) medical illnesses that correlate to obesity. The most common medical illnesses (and your consultation with the surgeon will discuss any additional criteria) include:
- Type II Diabetes
- Sleep Apnea
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
Your health insurance plan (if you are looking to have insurance pay for your surgical procedure) may have other exclusions and/or medical requirements. We will always verify your insurance benefits for you (because knowing all the details can be frustrating for patients looking into their plan on their own) so you know all the information on your current health plan. We will uncover any hidden hurdles and/or exclusions on your plan that could impact you moving ahead with bariatric surgery. We believe that any surprises with our office should be happy and healthy ones and not insurance related non-coverage issues. Let us navigate your options within your insurance plan for you. We are here to help!
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