Qualifying For Weight Loss Surgery
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have set minimum requirements for recommending bariatric surgery as a treatment option for weight loss:
- BMI of 30-40 with two documented obesity-related medical problems (or)
- BMI of 40 or greater
Further qualifying factors may include:
- History of documented dietary weight loss attempts
- Psychological evaluation
- Nutritional Consultation
How Will Dr. Feiz Determine If Surgery Is Right for Me?
We will do a complete assessment to see if you are right for bariatric surgery. This may include an application that describes your health and weight loss history. We also will conduct other evaluations--such as nutritional, psychological, and medical--look at your BMI, and discuss any obesity-related health conditions you may have.
Additional Resources to Determine Requirements: