Do I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

Discover whether bariatric surgery at the Palomar Health Weight Management Center could help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Am I a Candidate?

To qualify for bariatric surgery at the Palomar Health Weight Management Center, you must:

  • Meet body-mass index (BMI) requirements
    • Have a BMI of 40 or above, or be at least 100 pounds overweight, OR
    • Have a BMI of 35 or above and at least one weight-related health condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis or sleep apnea
  • Have tried to achieve a healthy weight through diet and exercise
  • Be ready to make lifelong changes to your eating and exercise habits

What’s My BMI?

BMI is a measurement that estimates how much body fat you have. BMI is based on your height and weight. Calculate your BMI.

What If I’m Not Eligible?

If you’re not a candidate for bariatric surgery, ask your primary care provider (PCP) or one of our bariatric surgeons about nonsurgical options for weight loss.

Do I Qualify for Revisional Surgery?

Revisional bariatric surgery modifies or repairs a weight-loss procedure you already had. You may benefit from a corrective procedure if you experience:
  • Not enough weight loss
  • Too much weight loss for good health
  • Persistent acid reflux or vomiting
  • Weight regain
  • Complications from your first surgery
  • Slipped Lap-Band