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Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

Candidates for weight loss surgery at Obesity Solutions must meet the following criteria before a surgery date can be set:

BMI Categories:

  • Underweight =
    18.5 or less
  • Normal weight =
    18.5 – 24.9
  • Overweight =
    25 – 29.9
  • Obese (class I) =
    30 – 34.9
  • Obese (class II) =
    35 – 39.9
  • Obese (class III) =
    40 or more

  • No prior gastric bypass weight loss surgery. Patients who have had previous weight loss surgery must contact the clinical coordinator and may be accepted for revisional surgery on a case-by-case basis
  • No current evidence of alcohol or drug abuse or active eating disorder.
  • No recent history of steroid therapy (such as prednisone) or have Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, or other collagen vascular disease.
  • Complete a thorough physical exam with their primary care physician and gained their support for the surgery.
  • Undergo a psychological evaluation with our approved psychologist, which includes an individual consultation with a psychotherapist and certain psychological tests. All potential weight loss surgery candidates must comply with any further treatment deemed necessary by the therapist.
  • Complete our application package and provided any additional needed paperwork.
  • Understand that additional pre- or post-operative tests may be requested to insure optimal outcome, such as a sleep study.
  • Meet with the dietician to discuss post-operative diet.
  • Have a stable family structure or support system in place with written documentation of that support.
  • Pass a written exam using the educational materials provided.
  • Write a letter of understanding to show your knowledge of the possible risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, as well as understanding of the life-long dietary changes and lifestyle changes necessary to achieve long-term success.
  • Sign a written commitment to maintain long-term follow-up after weight loss surgery.
  • Contact us at Obesity Solutions