Dr. Blackstone explains how to know if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.
In general, people identify themselves by their Body Mass Index, and so the first thing for you to do is to calculate your Body Mass Index using a Body Mass Index calculator.
Once you know that, then if your Body Mass Index is at least 35 and if you have other medical problems that are related to your weight, then you may be a candidate for a gastric bypass or a LAP or an adjustable gastric band.
About Dr. Robin Blackstone, M.D.:
Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible.
Visit Dr. Blackstone at Scottsdale Bariatric Center