Surgical options for treating Morbid Obesity

The morbidly obese have to seriously consider surgery for reducing weight to avoid its ill effects. Surgery for Morbid Obesity is for the following situations

  • The person's BMI is over 40, or is 35 or higher and a serious medical problem (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, reflux) that is made worse by obesity is present.
  • If it has not been possible to reduce or maintain weight under a medically supervised program.
  • If the person has been obese for at least 5 years.