Who should be considered for obesity surgery and who does it?

BMi > 35. Most people with a bmi over 35, a number calculated from your height and weight, are candidates for weight loss surgery. General surgeons, who have trained in bariatrics surgery, perform surgery for weight loss.
Bariatric Surgeons. Bariatric surgeons perform obesity surgery. It is indicated for patients who have a body mass index (bmi) over 40, or over 35 with weight-related medical problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, sleep apnea to name a few. Bmi is determined as shown on the attached chart.