November 9, 2022

How much do you have to weigh to qualify for weight loss surgery?

Bariatric Surgery
It’s a common question without a straightforward answer. There is no set weight that you have to be to qualify for gastric sleeve surgery or any of the other bariatric surgery procedures. However, your doctor will want to see that you have attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise and are having trouble losing weight on your own. It’s



October 23, 2022

What the revised ASMBS Guidelines mean for Bariatric candidates.

30 years after the National Institutes of Health issued the guides lines that insurance companies and doctors rely on to determine candidacy for Bariatric surgery, the ASMBS and IFSO have issued revised guidelines. The ASMBS is the largest organization of Bariatric surgeons and integrated health professionals in the United States, and the IFSO represents 72 similar global organizations. Citing decades



June 29, 2022

Episode 2: Do I Qualify

One of the most Googled questions about Bariatric Surgery is, Do I Qualify. In this episode, Dr. Brown talks through all of the various qualification requirements to help you determine if you do or not. Today we’re talking about a really important topic for bariatric patients, “do I qualify?”  That’s a really important question to answer because the reality is