When do I qualify for surgery?

Conditions for eligibility for surgery are:  

  • The Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than 40. Or if your BMI is over 35 and you have a condition that is a direct result of obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea syndrome or severe pain in the joints.  
  • You must be well motivated to change your behavior. 
  • In the past there have been serious attempts to lose weight.
  • Your age is between 18 and 65 years.  
  • Severe eating disorders such as bulimia, severe psychiatric disorders and alcoholism are reasons not to operate.

 

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