Am I a Candidate?

Selection Criteria

There are a number of widely accepted criteria which make a patient suitable for Bariatric or weight loss surgery:

  • Weight greater than 45kg above the ideal body weight for sex, and height
  • BMI > 40 by itself or >35 if there is an associated obesity illness , such as diabetes or sleep apnoea
  • Reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques
  • Age 18-65
  • Obesity related health problems
  • No untreated psychiatric or drug dependency problems
  • A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery
  • Pregnancy not anticipated in the first two years following surgery

There is flexibility in these guidelines. Sometimes a lower BMI between 30-35 is accepted if comorbidities exist.

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