Bariatric surgery can be the best option for people who are severely obese and have not had success losing weight by traditional means. They often suffer serious, obesity-related health problems that could be life threatening without further intervention.
Body Mass Index Requirements for Bariatric Surgery
You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:
you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40, or
if you have a BMI greater than 35 with the presence of obesity-associated illnesses or obesity-induced physical problems that interfere with daily living