For many years I have struggled with my weight and nothing seems to work: Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Medifast. You name it, and I've tried it. I also previously had a gastric balloon inserted and only lost 10 pounds. I am considering going more drastic and having gastric bypass. Question is, am I eligible to have gastric bypass done being 5'7" and 235 pounds?
I Am 5'7" and Weigh 235 Pounds, Am I Eligible for Gastric Bypass?
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Criteria for Gastric Bypass Surgery
The criteria for weight loss surgery specifically gastric bypass surgery is a BMI of 40 with no medical problems or a BMI of 35 with one medical problem like diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. The FDA recently approved the Lap-Band surgery for BMI of 30 with one medical problem as well. Your BMI is 37 based on your height and weight.
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