Surgery Requirements

Requirements may differ based on your health condition and insurance rules. Our team will talk with you about the steps you need to take before surgery.

You might be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • You have a BMI over 40, or a BMI of 35-40 with obesity-related conditions (such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or high cholesterol)
  • You have no endocrine causes of obesity
  • Your risk for surgery is acceptable
  • You understand the surgery and its risks
  • You have no drug or alcohol problems
  • You have no uncontrolled psychological conditions
  • You have failed other attempts at medical weight loss through diets or other options 

You might not be a candidate if:

  • You have a current drug or alcohol problem
  • You use tobacco or nicotine products
  • You have uncontrolled psychological conditions
  • You plan to become pregnant in the next 18 months
  • Your surgeon determines that you’re not healthy enough for surgery