Eligibility for Weight-Loss Surgery

Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have tried diet programs and have failed
  • You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 with other associated illness.


If you do qualify for bariatric surgery, you will undergo physical and emotional assessments, including visits with a psychologist and a surgeon, and undergo various tests to make sure you are an appropriate patient for weight loss surgery.

Body Mass Index Chart (click to enlarge)

To schedule your one-on-one consultation or for more information, call 865.305.WELL (865.305.9355).