The criteria for stomach reduction

What must you meet to qualify for stomach reduction surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is very helpful in losing weight permanently. Although the risks are low, surgery is not completely harmless. Therefore, you have to weigh the risk of surgery against the health risk of being overweight. With a little overweight, the health risk is not very high, but as your weight increases, the risk of health damage also increases.

This is even more so if you already have a disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. In that case, the health risk (and cost) of obesity outweighs the risk of surgery. Therefore, there are a number of criteria you must meet to qualify for a stomach reduction.

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

What are the criteria for gastric bypass surgery?

The most important thing is your weight. This usually involves looking at BodyMass Index (BMI). That is your weight in relation to your height. Furthermore, you must be over 18 years old, have made serious weight loss attempts before, and you must not have any addictions. (Smoking is allowed but preferably not). We also look at your eating habits and whether there are no psychological reasons to forgo surgery. Do the Quick Scan to see if you qualify.

All Criteria at a glance:

  • You are between 18 to 70 years of age
  • Your BMI is higher than 40 or has been in the past.
  • Your BMI is higher than 35 and you already have a disease associated with your obesity. For example: high blood pressure or diabetes. But the list is much longer. Feel free to ask us if you qualify. With diabetes, a BMI of 30 is sometimes sufficient.

  • It helps if you have been to a dietitian before and are familiar with basic knowledge about healthy eating.
  • If you have an eating disorder, it should be treated before you have surgery. An eating disorder may consist of abnormal eating behaviors or eating patterns. Bouts of greed are among them.
  • You must not have serious psychological problems at the time of surgery. Use of antidepressants is not an objection to surgery.
  • You must not be addicted to alcohol, medication or drugs.
  • You must speak and understand Dutch or English well. it is not enough if a family member translates everything for you.

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1

Do the Quick Scan

Complete the Quick Scan and quickly find out if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

  • Step 2

Going through your journey

You will go through the process from screening to the guidance of a Lifestyle coach in the after process.

  • Step 3

Go through life healthy

Now it’s up to you! Together with one of our lifestyle coaches, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and have the most results and enjoyment from your gastric reduction.