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Going to my first bariatric surgery appointment. Will I be approved?

By Anonymous December 29, 2014 - 11:09pm
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I weigh 235 with neck and body pain.

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Hello Anonymous,

There are criteria that must be met to get approval for bariatric surgery.

The Cleveland Clinic states a candidate for weight loss surgery should meet any of the following criteria:

You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight.
You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40.
You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.

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December 30, 2014 - 10:01am
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