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.