Who Qualifies For Surgery?
Surgical weight loss is not for everyone. PeaceHealth Medical Group Surgery follows American Society for Bariatric Surgery guidelines to determine who could have a surgical weight loss procedure. Typical insurance guidelines include:
- Have a BMI between 40-69.9*
- Be within 18 and 70 years of age
- Have a history of documented attempts at weight loss
- Not use tobacco products, marijuana, other illicit drugs, or alcohol