Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery?

After injuries led to persistent weight gain, Jim felt like he wasn’t himself anymore. That’s when he turned to the Sarasota Memorial Bariatric & Metabolic Health Center. Today, Jim’s biking the Legacy Trail three times a week and making plans to travel the world with his wife. Not just back to his old self, he’s out there being his best self.


Weight-loss surgery is not the perfect fit for everyone looking to lose weight. But if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater (or 35 to 39, if you have a diagnosed, obesity-related health problem), and have tried multiple times to lose the weight on your own with little success, then surgery can be a safe and effective tool to achieve sustained weight loss and reverse related health risks.


Find out if you qualify

To begin, please use this calculator provided by the CDC to determine your BMI. Return to this page and fill out the form below:


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