Who Qualifies For Surgery?
Surgical weight loss is not for everyone. PHMG 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
*If your BMI is 35-39.9 and have another condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease, you may be considered for surgical weight loss.
Use our electronic BMI calculator to easily determine your body mass index.