The Bariatric and Heartburn Center of Northeast Ohio
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery
You must be committed
an active role in your care.
You must be committed to taking
must be committed
exercising adequately and eating a healthy foods in moderation.
You must not be addicted to drugs or alcohol
You must not, now or in the future, use tobacco products
You must be
8 years old
or older at our center
You must be psychiatrically stable and able to understand the risks, benefits, options and realistic
expectations of surgery.
You must be a reasonable operative risk. This will be determined after a thorough evaluation.
You must have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or a BMI of 35 -40 with an obesity related
problem. A body mass index calculator is below for your use.