Teen Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Qualifications

Weight loss surgery is a good option for teens who have been unsuccessful with non-surgical methods of weight loss and who meet the program requirements. They are:

  • Age 15-17
  • BMI > 35 with a major co-morbidity such as type 2 diabetes, moderate to severe sleep apnea, etc.
  • BMI > 40 with other co-morbidities such as hypertension, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, substantially impaired quality of life, elevated cholesterol or sleep apnea.
  • Reached physical maturity.
  • Participation in a six month supervised program to include monthly visits with the dietitian, adolescent psychologist and exercise specialist.
  • Demonstrate commitment to program requirements.
  • Adolescent must be able to provide informed decision/assent (possesses cognitive, social and emotional development).
  • Must have supportive and committed family environment.

Calculate your teen's BMI

 

Get started now by watching our free online seminar. 

 

Follow Us

Have the latest health and wellness information sent to your inbox.