You must have a reliable E-mail address that can accept “attachments” and that is not associated with your place of employment. It must be a personal email address.
You must complete the online patient information form.
Rare exceptions are made to very well motivated, very well informed patients who have the strong support of their families and their physicians.
Or a BMI of 35 to 40 kg/m2 with comorbidity. A good rule of thumb is a body weight over 100 lbs above your ideal body weight – no more than 350 lbs.
Patients who are students or stay-at-home moms/dads can meet these guidelines if they are mobile and able to be active. Disabled and wheelchair-bound patients are generally not good candidates for the surgery, however, each case is reviewed on an individual basis.
We do not accept patients who have had previous vertical banded gastroplasty, “stomach stapling,” Roux-en-Y or other types of previous weight loss surgery. We do not accept patients for revision of other types of weight loss surgery.
Some operations such as appendectomy, gallbladder removal, hysterectomy and a few other operations may be acceptable.
Must show evidence of a strong, supportive and stable family structure and have the documented support of immediate family.
If you have been diagnosed with depression, you and your physician must have a plan in place for the diagnosis and management of depression postoperatively.