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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?
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In brief: 80-100 lbs
Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything.
Check with a surgeon who does bands.

In brief: 80-100 lbs
Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything.
Check with a surgeon who does bands.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Lap band eligibility
The criteria recently changed, lowering the bmi eligibility for lap band.
Basically you will qualify if 1)your bmi is more than 40; or more than 30 with obesity related health conditions or 2)you weigh twice your ideal weight or are at least 80 (if women) to 100 pounds (if men) overweight. Use a bmi calculator on the internet to calculate your bmi.

In brief: Lap band eligibility
The criteria recently changed, lowering the bmi eligibility for lap band.
Basically you will qualify if 1)your bmi is more than 40; or more than 30 with obesity related health conditions or 2)you weigh twice your ideal weight or are at least 80 (if women) to 100 pounds (if men) overweight. Use a bmi calculator on the internet to calculate your bmi.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
In brief: Its based on BMI
Bmi- is the body mass index.
Its basically your height divided by your weight. You can find a ton of online calculators for your bmi. If you have a bmi above 30 and you have medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure then you qualify. If you have a bmi of over 35 and no other medical problems that qualifies also.

In brief: Its based on BMI
Bmi- is the body mass index.
Its basically your height divided by your weight. You can find a ton of online calculators for your bmi. If you have a bmi above 30 and you have medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure then you qualify. If you have a bmi of over 35 and no other medical problems that qualifies also.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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