Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:
You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight.
You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40.
You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.