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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

am i a candidate for weight loss surgery

Eligibility for weight loss surgery is determined mainly by your BMI (Body Mass Index). Somebody with a healthy BMI which would be in the range of 18-24.9, would not be eligible. The closer to a BMI of 30 the more eligible you are for bariatric surgery. And, with a high BMI of over 50, you would be eligible for surgery but the risks would be higher. the numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. 

While your BMI will be a big factor in qualifying for surgery, there are other factors that go into the final decision. Such as physical health conditions, mental health, family history etc. 

It’s important that your weight loss provider takes all of the different deciding factors into consideration before allowing you to have the surgery. an MDT should read through every case and make a joint decision that is best for the patient. 

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You are below a healthy weight. We advise you to contact your GP to discuss your weight.

You are a healthy BMI and therefore ineligible for any of the weight loss procedures we offer.

Your weight is just above the healthy range. Diet and exercise is likely to be the best way to lose the weight you want to.

The gastric balloon is the only procedure available with a BMI between 27-30.

The adjustable gastric band is the only surgical option at your BMI. The gastric balloon is a non-surgical alternative, but less effective than surgery.

The sleeve and band are both great options at your BMI. Ask our team to explain the differenecs and pros and cons of each.

You are eligible for all of the surgical procedures. Sleeve is an increasingly popular choice at this BMI. We'll explore all 3 options before you decide what's best for you.

At this BMI the bypass and sleeve are the procedures we would consider first. How your weight affects your health will be an important consideration.

Weight Loss Procedures and Their Qualifying BMI

Eligibility for weight loss surgery is determined mainly by your BMI (Body Mass Index). Somebody with a healthy BMI which would be in the range of 18-24.9, would not be eligible. The closer to a BMI of 30 the more eligible you are for bariatric surgery. And, with a high BMI of over 50, you would be eligible for surgery but the risks would be higher. the numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. 

While your BMI will be a big factor in qualifying for surgery, there are other factors that go into the final decision. Such as physical health conditions, mental health, family history etc. 

It’s important that your weight loss provider takes all of the different deciding factors into consideration before allowing you to have the surgery. an MDT should read through every case and make a joint decision that is best for the patient. 

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If you are interested in a gastric procedure such as the gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or ESG. You can contact our expert team today and book a free consult with one of our weight loss surgeons.


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    Eligibility for weight loss surgery is determined mainly by your BMI (Body Mass Index). Somebody with a healthy BMI which would be in the range of 18-24.9, would not be eligible. The closer to a BMI of 30 the more eligible you are for bariatric surgery. And, with a high BMI of over 50, you would be eligible for surgery but the risks would be higher. the numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. 

    While your BMI will be a big factor in qualifying for surgery, there are other factors that go into the final decision. Such as physical health conditions, mental health, family history etc. 

    It’s important that your weight loss provider takes all of the different deciding factors into consideration before allowing you to have the surgery. an MDT should read through every case and make a joint decision that is best for the patient. 

    Calculate your BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is the measure most often used by medical professionals to determine if you have a healthy body weight. The higher your BMI, the more your health is at risk.

    A BMI calculator simply divides your weight in kg by your height in metres squared. There will be other considerations which determine your eligibility, however if you want a simple understanding of which procedures you are eligible for the BMI calculator is a great place to start.

    For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range.

    If you have a BMI of 27 you may be eligible for one of our weight loss options, and if it is 30 you may be eligible for a surgical procedure.

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