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How to Qualify for Metabolic & Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

​In order to qualify for metabolic and bariatric surgery, you need to meet specific criteria. Your insurance may require additional criteria to qualify. 

To qualify you need a BMI greater than or equal to 40 or BMI greater than or equal to 35 with a co-morbidity. Co-morbidity conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Deconditioned
    • Depression
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Gallbladder disease
    • GERD

  • • Heart failure
    • Hernia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypoventilation syndrome
    • Infertility
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disease
    • Mechanical arthropathy
    • Migraine
    • PCOS

  • • Pickwickian syndrome
    • Poor healing
    • Pseudotumor cerebri
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Restless leg
    • Sleep apnea
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Venous stasis
    • Many others

You must also:

  • Have been unsuccessful with serious attempts at weight loss.
  • Understand and accept the risks of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
  • Be prepared to make permanent changes in your diet, activity level and lifestyle.
  • Agree to adhere to life-long follow-up visits with your surgeon or health care team to monitor your health status.