What are the guidelines that qualify a patient for weight loss surgery?

BMI. Insurances typically follow nih guidelines: a bmi >40 or 35-40 with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension. Most insurances also require involvement in a weight management program for 3-6 months, a psychological evaluation, and a history of being obese for 2-5 years. Insurance criteria do vary however. If a pt finances the procedure then bmi as low as 30 are considered.
<350 pounds. You need to reach 350 pounds if u are above that or you need to be 100 pounds overweight than your bmi if you have comorbidities that is affecting your health you might be a candidate too.
Obesity. Having a body mass index over 40 or over 35 with certain conditions. Google bmi to calculate yours.

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I've tried everything and can't lose weight. I am 230 lbs & gaining, 5'8" and 36% BF. Would I qualify for weight loss surgery or at least diet drugs?

On 1200 calorie max? A low-calorie diet speeds up weight loss. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body burns stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does NOT start eating more calories, then his body also uses stored fat. One can keep a diary of what happens when he eats+drinks no more than 1200 total calories per day, for 1 month, and see the doctor.

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

Most likely. You probably would but the road to weight loss surgery takes some dedication, often including meeting with a nutritionist, a psychologist, an exercise physiologist and even sometimes medication from your primary care doctor. I encourage you to seek out the bariatric physicians in your area for an often free seminar on the topic.
YES. Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options.
Yes. Time to make an appointment with a weight loss surgeon and start working on changing your lifestyle to eat healthier and less.
BMI. Of 57.5 is greater than the 99th percentile and considered morbidly obese. Depending on your insurance, you may have coverage for weight loss surgery.