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Am I a candidate for the non-surgical program?

The non-surgical program at the Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program is designed for patients who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 with co-morbidities, or BMI over 40 without co-morbidities. Co-morbidities include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, severe arthritis of the knees or hips, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

  • You may be a candidate for the non-surgical program if:
  • You are not interested in or are undecided about weight loss surgery
  • You need supervised dieting before weight loss surgery
  • You are not a surgical candidate due to medical conditions
  • You do not meet the age requirements
  • You need to lose weight before weight loss surgery; the weight limit for surgery at Baystate Medical Center is 450 lbs 

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Am I a Candidate for the Surgical (Bariatric) Program?

You may be a candidate for our program if you:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 65. (Patients under 21 or over 65 years may be candidates and are evaluated on a case by case basis.)
  • Are 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater with at least 1 medical condition that could be improved with weight loss surgery including: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, sleep apnea or other medical conditions that may also qualify depending on your insurance
  • Have a BMI of 40 or greater (see BMI calculator) with or without the above medical conditions
  • Are willing to use weight loss surgery (WLS) as a "tool" in addition to good nutrition, certain eating behaviors and physical activity for the rest of your life
  • Are free from drug and alcohol dependence
  • Are committed to lifelong medical and nutritional follow-up as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation

If you answered YES to the above statements, weight loss surgery may be your best option to lose weight and improve your health.

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