The Bariatric and Heartburn Center of Northeast Ohio
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
  • You must be committed and able to take an active role in your care.  

  • You must be committed to taking daily vitamin and mineral supplements.
  • You must be committed to 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 18 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 health
    problem.  A body mass index calculator is below for your use.               

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