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Can you tell me are the requirements to be a candidate for weight surgery such as gastric band or something else?

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In brief: Weight loss surgery

You are more than 100 lbs.
Over your ideal body weight. You have a body mass index (bmi) of over 40. You have a bmi of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight. You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.

In brief: Weight loss surgery

You are more than 100 lbs.
Over your ideal body weight. You have a body mass index (bmi) of over 40. You have a bmi of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight. You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.
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