Am I a Candidate?

There are a number of widely accepted selection criteria, which make an individual suitable for weight-loss surgery.

You may be a candidate for surgery if:

  • You are over 18 years of age however patients over 12 years of age may be considered**
  • You have a BMI greater than 35 or you have a BMI between 30 and 35 and current health concerns which are caused or exacerbated by your weight *
  • You have made serious attempts to lose weight over this time
  • You are not currently pregnant
  • You do not have an alcohol or drug dependency
  • You have the capacity to understand the requirements for surgery
  • You are willing to attend appointments at NQOSC regularly following surgery

*Patients with a BMI between 30-35 will be considered based on the severity of weight related comorbidities.

**Surgery on teenagers based is based on their individual ability to understand the commitment and lifestyle changes necessary.

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Knowing your body mass index (BMI) is one of the best ways to establish whether or not you're at a healthy weight range.

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