Am I a Candidate?

 The Gastric Bypass is not right for everyone. Here are some of the things we will consider when evaluating your candidacy for obesity surgery.

  • Your BMI is 40 or more

  • Your BMI is 35 or more and you have one or more serious medical conditions associated with obesity.

  • You have been overweight for more than 5 years.

  • Your serious attempts to lose weight have had only short-term success.

  • You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity.

  • You are prepared to make substantial changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.

  • You are willing to continue being monitored by the specialist who is treating you.

  • You do not drink alcohol in excess.

  • You are addicted to drugs or alcohol and you are not clean and sober.

Your Motivation

While the Gastric Bypass is one type of surgical treatment for morbid obesity, achieving lasting results are directly linked to food intake, exercise, lifelong follow-up. However, your motivation and commitment to adopt a new lifestyle are extremely important for long-term weight loss. You must be committed to new eating habits for the rest of your life.