Are You A Good Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

1. A Patient must weigh a minimum of 100 pounds over their ideal body weight, or two times their ideal body weight.
The ideal body weight is determined by standards of height and weight established by Metropolitan Life Insurance scales of 1982 (or later).

2. A history of morbid obesity of more than three years duration.

3. Failure to lose weight despite documented participation in at least one formalized weight control program.

4. There must be a medical condition directly caused by, or made worse by the extra weight, such as :

Are You A Good Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency
  • Dependant edema
  • Chronic degenerative joint disease of knees, hips, ankles or back
    (including gouty arthritis)
  • Pickwickian syndrome
  • Severe gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Chronic depression as a result of obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia (elevated cholesterol or triglycerids)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Recurrent incisional hernias
  • Chronic phlebitis and/or chronic venous insufficiency