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Is Bariatric Surgery
for Me?

Patient Criteria

Medical Criteria

While every patient has unique medical variables and every case for candidacy is different, you may be eligible for weight loss surgery if:

  • Your BMI is equal to or greater than 40
  • Your BMI is at least 30 and you also suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea - or at least one other serious, weight-related health condition
  • Your BMI is at least 30 and you suffer from obesity-related co-morbidities
  • You are age 18 or older, and have been overweight for more than five years
  • You have no untreated metabolic diseases that may be causing excess weight

Other Requirements

While bariatric surgery is an extremely effective tool for weight loss, it is also a major, life-changing decision—and it is not a miracle cure. In order to achieve eligibility and experience long-term weight-loss success, patients must understand and illustrate the following requirements:

  • You have tried multiple traditional weight-loss methods that have failed, and consider surgery a ‘last resort’, not a ‘first option’. If you have not tried to lose weight using less aggressive, non-surgical methods, you will need to do so before being considered a viable candidate for surgical weight loss
  • You understand the risks associated with surgery and are willing to comply with post-operative therapy
  • You are prepared to make substantial and healthy changes in your eating, fitness, and lifestyle habits
  • You are ready to maintain a strong lifelong commitment to your weight loss success, following through with everything from ongoing NewFit visits to support groups to your medical management program

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