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Am I a Candidate?

There are a number of widely accepted criteria which can make a patient a candidate for bariatric or weight loss surgery. Different insurance companies often have different conditions for bariatric coverage, which may be dependent on BMI and other health conditions. Below is a general guideline for bariatric candidates for gastric sleeve, gastric bypasss:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Reasonable prior attempts at other weight loss techniques
  • A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery
  • Pregnancy not anticipated in the first two years following surgery

For self pay patients:

  • BMI above 32

For those utilizing insurance coverage:

  • BMI above 40
  • BMI between 35.0-39.9, with one or more of the following documented medical comorbidities: Type 2 diabetes, High Blood Pressure, or Sleep Apnea

Use the BMI calculator to determine your BMI. If your BMI is 32 or above you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. It's best to determine your suitability for weight loss surgery in conjunction with our trained staff. Please call Dr. Shillingford's office at (561) 483-8840 to determine if you are a candidate.

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