Find out if you’re a candidate for weight-loss surgery.

Weight-loss surgery is not for everyone. It is best used to supplement weight-loss efforts. Physical and mental health evaluations will help determine if you will benefit from surgery.

Criteria for Weight-Loss Surgery

Medical guidelines for bariatric surgery are based on body mass index (BMI) and other health factors, including obesity-related medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes and risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

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BMI Requirements

A BMI of 35-39.9 with significant health conditions such as: type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, PCOS, high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or a BMI of 40 or more qualifies you for bariatric surgery.

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Your BMI is , indicating your weight is in the  category for adults of your height.

For your height, a healthy weight range would be from to pounds.

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5—24.9 Healthy
25.0—29.9 Overweight
30.0 and above Obese

Letter of Medical Necessity

To move forward, we will need a Letter of Medical Necessity from your primary care or referring physician on his/her letterhead. See the sample format provided. Ask your doctor to include your name, date of birth, pertinent medical history, his/her name and office location. You may fax the letter to us at 912-720-9011 or bring it to your next appointment.

Take the First Step

The hardest part of most journeys is taking the first step. Your weight-loss journey won’t be without challenge, but it can be without regret. Find resources here to help you get started.

Am I a Candidate?

Weight-loss surgery is not for everyone. Health evaluations will help determine if you are a candidate.

Getting Started

Learn how to get started on your weight-loss journey and if surgical treatment is right for you.

Attend a Seminar

Deciding to have weight-loss surgery can be life changing. Attend a free, informational seminar to learn more.

Make an Appointment

Find out how to make an appointment with one of our specialists.