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Surgery Requirements

You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you...

  • Weigh 100 pounds more than the standard for height and sex as estimated by the Metropolitan Life Table or have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40 or BMI of 35 with comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnea, GERD or hypertension.
  • Have a medical condition that may improve with weight loss, such as diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or sleep apnea.
  • Have supportive family and friends who will help achieve a healthy weight goal.
  • Are well-informed about the surgery and lifestyle changes for recovery.
  • Understand and accept the risks of weight loss surgery.
  • Are committed to a healthy lifestyle that includes a regular exercise program for the rest of your life.
  • Agree to be part of long-term follow up.

You are not eligible for weight loss surgery if you...

  • Are an alcoholic or have other chemical abuse issues.
  • Have active liver disease, such as hepatitis.
  • Have an untreated psychiatric condition as determined by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.
  • Have a correctable cause of obesity, such as thyroid disease.
  • Are unable to comply with instructions and program guidelines.
  • Have an unstable eating pattern related to medications.
  • Have uncontrolled binge eating disorder (BED) or other untreated eating disorder.

Source: American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Reviewed By: Suburban Metabolic Institute 11/9/2012

Most Insurances Accepted

To speak with our Bariatrics Coordinator, please call
Ania Dziadkowiec at (708) 484-0621 ext. 227

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