is only recommended if the patient has had unsuccessful attempts at weight loss and sustenance and keep it off by dieting, changing your overall lifestyle and exercising alone. Doctors often use the body mass index (BMI) and health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from weight-loss surgery. Patients who qualify are those with BMI above 32.5 kg/m2, with associated co-morbidities like diabetes etc or patients with BMI above 37.5 kg/m2, with or without associated co-morbidities.The right candidates are the ones who:
1) Have a BMI>32.5 and associated diseases like diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea.
2) Have a BMI>37.5, with or without associated illnesses
3) Did not benefit from the weight loss management techniques
4) Are uncomfortable in performing routine activities due to excess weight