You qualify for bariatric surgery, if:
- Your body mass index (BMI) is equal to or above 40 (overweight by 100 pounds in case of men and 80 pounds in case of women )
- You have a BMI ranging between 35 and 40, in addition to a co-morbidity of obesity, such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiac problems, high cholesterol and sleep apnea
- You have tried but failed losing weight through conventional means, such as diet and exercise
- You are motivated enough to lose weight, and are aware of the risks associated with bariatric surgery
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved gastric banding for people with a BMI ≥ 30, who suffer from at least one serious condition associated with obesity, such as diabetes.
It is now time to make the right choices!