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 ≥ 35
- Your BMI is between 30-34.9 with at least one or more obesity-associated comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, heartburn, osteoarthritis, breathing problems (ie. obstructive sleep apnoea), etc...
- 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.