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Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

To qualify for bariatric surgery, candidates must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more or a BMI or 35 to 40 or greater with one or more major health problems which include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cardiac disease
  • Sleep apnea