Most patients will qualify for bariatric surgery if they are at least 100 pounds over their ideal body weight or if their BMI is 35 or 35 to 39.9, with two or more comorbidities.
Qualifying Criteria for Bariatric Surgery
Your patient may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if they meet the following criteria:
- BMI of 35 to 39.9, with two or more comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or heart disease.
- BMI of 40 or more, with or without comorbidities.