The following criteria must be met to be considered a candidate for weight loss surgery:
- A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. A BMI of 35 may qualify if other high-risk conditions exist, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Calculate your BMI.
- Nonsurgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavior modification and exercise have been unsuccessful.
- Candidate must fully understand the surgery, its benefits and risks; be willing to make lifestyle changes to diet and exercise; and commit to medical follow-up.
To learn more, attend a free informational seminar or contact us at 270-796-6333.