Patients must meet specific criteria before they will be considered for an evaluation with the Bariatric & Metabolic center in BDF hospital.
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 40, or a BMI of >35 accompanied by other issues related to health (co-morbidities). Calculate your BMI. These co-morbidities include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, triglycerides, etc), metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian disease, pseudotumorcerebri, etc.
- Have a stable psychological status with adequate social support system to help them through the course of surgery and the postoperative period