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