Is Lap Band Surgery Right for Me?


Body Mass Index (BMI) is the primary method of determining if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery in general and lap band surgery in particular. If your BMI is 40 or more, weight loss surgery might be good for you. You may also qualify for weight loss surgery if you have a BMI below 40 and also have other obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, among others.

The best way to determine if lap band surgery is right for you is to consult your doctor. If you qualify for the procedure, the most important thing is that you are committed to changing your diet and lifestyle and that you are willing to continue to work with your lap band doctor to monitor your status, making adjustments as needed to maximize the effectiveness of the lap band.