To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must be between 16 and 70 years of age (with some exceptions) and morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40).
What is the criteria for gastric bypass surgery?
To be eligible for weight-loss surgery, you must meet the following requirements: Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
Can I lose 100 pounds with gastric sleeve?
According to ASMBS data, patients who undergo a sleeve gastrectomy lose an average of 80 to 100 pounds in their first year after surgery. For gastric bypass surgery, the average weight loss is 100 to 150 pounds. The expected amount of weight loss is based on a patients starting weight.
What will disqualify you from weight loss surgery?
BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight. BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.