Who is a Candidate?

Patients may be a candidate for gastric banding surgery, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have BMI greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 with associated medical conditions.
  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have a medical condition(s) related to excessive weight.
  • Are unable to lose weight and keep it off through diet and exercise alone.
  • Do not have medical conditions that could cause serious complications during or after surgery.