Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.
Your BMI is 40 or higher.
Your BMI is 35 to 39.9, and you have a serious medical condition associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of bariatric surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious obesity-related health problems.
Inability to lose weight, and keep it off, through traditional methods like diet and exercise.
You are ready to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
You have no medical conditions that could cause serious complications during or after surgery.
You have knowledge and understanding of your options, and its benefits and risks.
You are 18 years of age or older.