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Am I a Candidate?

To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, a patient must be between the ages of 18-67. He or she should be a non-smoker for at least three months prior to the surgery (and must agree not to smoke after surgery). The patient should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more (about 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight); or patients with a BMI of 35 – 39.9 with serious medical conditions related to obesity that would improve with weight loss. (Calculate your BMI to see if you're a candidate.)

In addition to those physical characteristics, patients must also demonstrate certain lifestyle and emotional characteristics. Patients must have demonstrated the ability to make long-term dietary changes. Finally, a potential candidate for bariatric surgery needs to have the psychological ability to adjust to the physical, emotional and social changes brought about by the post-surgery weight loss and major lifestyle changes.

Bariatric Toolkit

Use the tools below to get started on your weight loss journey with help from the ProMedica Toledo Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Center.

Bariatric Seminar

Attend one of our monthly seminars to learn more about bariatric surgical procedures, ask questions and determine whether you're a candidate.

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Success Stories

Hear directly from former patients about their battles with obesity and their experiences with the weight loss process.

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Do you have a question about bariatric surgery or about our program? We'd love to hear from you.

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