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How do I qualify?

We know you’re aware of the statistics, how one in three Americans is chronically obese, and how 300,000 Americans die each year from conditions linked to obesity. In most cases, the minimum qualificiation for consideration as a candidate for weight loss surgery is 100 pounds above ideal body weight or those with a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater. Occasionally a procedure will be considered for someone with a BMI of 35 or higher if your physician determines that you are possibly at risk for these obesity-related health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Bladder Disease
  • Chronic back pain
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea

Do you already have one or more of these health complications? Studies show that within the first six months of having surgery, patients usually no longer need to take prescribed medications for these conditions. In addition, women struggling with infertility before surgery find that conception is possible after surgery.

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