Deciding who makes a good candidate for bariatric surgery is a highly individualized process, but generally speaking, such patients are...
- Morbidly Obese (BMI of 40 or more) or Severely Obese (BMI of 35-40) with severe weight-related co-morbid conditions.
- Affected by obesity-related health conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, High Cholesterol/Lipids, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Respiratory Compromise, Arthritis and Lower back pain syndrome.
- Free from circumstances that would make bariatric surgery prohibitive.
In addition patients should be committed to long-term follow up and compliance with nutritional supplements and after care.