The decision to undergo bariatric surgery must ultimately be a commitment to healthy living. Success after surgery depends upon your dedication to proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. The decision to move forward is made only after the medical team has performed a thorough evaluation and reached consensus.
To be considered as a surgical candidate, individuals must meet certain criteria:
Calculate your body mass index (BMI)
BMI is a measurement of obesity, based on your height and weight. It gives a good indication of whether your weight is healthy for your height. The higher the BMI, the more your health is at risk.