Who is a good candidate for weight loss surgery?
Adults ages 18 to 60 who have a BMI over 40 (calculate your BMI), thus being greater than 100 pounds overweight .
Adults with a BMI between 35 and 40, thus being approximately 75 pounds overweight, who have obesity-related medical complications, such as diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea.
Adults with a BMI between 35 and 40 without obesity-related complications can request that their primary physician order a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) and SPLIT sleep study to determine if they have diabetes or sleep apnea.
Those who have failed to lose weight by non-surgical means (weight loss programs, diets, etc). Some insurance companies may require documentation of participation in at least one weight loss program.
Those willing to commit to a lifelong change of proper diet, exercise, and medical follow up.
Check the BMI calculator
Insurance company requirements
If you would like to make an appointment or talk to someone about our services, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-8940 (physicians).
This page was last updated: August 29, 2013