Determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery
Virtua follows the National Institutes of Health guidelines to determine a patient's eligibility for weight- loss surgery. You may be a candidate if:
- Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40 or between 35 and 40 with major obesity-related medical problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperchloremia (electrolyte disturbance), or sleep apnea. Calculate your BMI
- You have failed previous weight-loss attempts in a medically supervised program.
Attend a Virtua Bariatric Information Session
All bariatric surgery candidates are required to complete an information session. You may choose to attend an in-person session (dates and locations) or an online session.
If you choose the online option, please watch the video and complete the quiz below. Once you submit the quiz, you will be contacted by a Virtua weight loss navigator to schedule an in person consultation.
Be sure to visit the Virtua Bariatric Program page for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery.