Weight loss surgery is available for people who meet certain criteria.
- You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more or a BMI between 32 and 40 and an obesity-related condition that might improve if you lost weight (such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure)
- You’ve tried all other weight loss methods, such as dieting and exercise, but have struggled to lose a clinically significant amount of weight or keep it off.
- You agree to long-term follow-up after surgery – such as making healthy lifestyle changes, attending regular check-ups, regular blood tests and lifelong multivitamins.
There are several types of weight loss surgery. The most common types are: