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Do I Qualify?

Lap Band surgery can change a person’s life and get them on the road to healthier living with a slimmer physique. However, this type of surgery is not for everyone. Our bariatric team will evaluate you in an initial consultation to determine whether you meet the candidacy requirements for weight loss surgery, and advise you on the best procedures for your specific needs. If you are not a candidate for Lap Band surgery, our weight loss surgeon will discuss alternative options and dietary plans that can help you achieve your goals. Candidacy requirements include:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-39.9 for patients who suffer from medical conditions likely caused by morbid obesity such as type-2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, hypertension, acid reflux disease, cancer, and others
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Must have exhausted other attempts at losing weight, such as diet and exercise
  • Must not be dependent on drugs or alcohol
  • Must be psychologically and physically able to have the surgery and commit to the changes in lifestyle habits required to achieve effective results

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