Eligibility requirements

Inability to lose weight through traditional methods. 

Prepared to adopt a healthy lifestyle before and after the surgery. 

Body mass index (BMI = weight [Kg]/height [m2]) higher than normal.

  • BMI greater than 40
  • BMI 30-35 and diabetic
  • BMI greater than 35 with health problems (see list below)

List of related health problems 

  • Metabolic syndrome, e.g.: diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia.
  • Respiratory problem, e.g.: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) requiring CPAP/BPAP, indications of high suspicion of OSA, STOPBANG Score, asthma.
  • Cardiac problems, cardiaque, e.g.: atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (ACAD), heart rhythm disorders.
  • Other disorders.

Absolute contraindications to obesity surgery

  • Acute or unstable mental health problems
  • BMI ≤ 35 kg/m2
  • Alcohol, drug and tobacco addiction

Contraindications to obesity surgery (in-depth analysis of request)

  • Chronic use of narcotics
  • Age < 18 years or > 60 years