The Metabolic & Weight Management Center follows the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines when considering a patient for bariatric surgery. You are a possible candidate for weight loss surgery if:
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or higher (morbid obesity)
Your BMI is between 35-40 and you have obesity co-morbidities, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
Are age 18 or older and have a history of failure to control weight through other methods such as diet and exercise
BMI is a measurement of a person's body mass index, based on height and weight. Calculate your BMI with our easy to use online calculator.
Considering Weight-loss Surgery?
Our online information session is available on the homepage of www.WeightLossNC.org.