Am I a Candidate for Obesity Surgery?
Weight loss surgery is usually considered as the best treatment option in the following situations:
- Your BMI is ≥ 40
- Your BMI is 35-39.9 with at least one or more associated co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, heartburn, joint problems, breathing problems (obstructive sleep apnoea), and many more
- Your BMI is 30-34.9 with uncontrolled or poorly controlled type 2 diabetes with multiple anti-diabetic medications (including insulin)
- Failure to respond to non-surgical weight loss treatments such as diet, medication and exercises
* Please remember this is a guide only (rather than absolute indications) and it should be used as an educational reference. The information provided does not replace a medical consultation from the healthcare professional. An individual’s suitability for surgery should be assessed by an appropriately trained doctor on a case by case basis.