To become eligible for bariatric surgery at Mount Carmel, you must meet strict selection criteria, including the following:
You’re also required to attend a free educational seminar to learn about obesity, nutrition, the surgical treatments available at the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center, and insurance coverage. Our surgeons and members of our team lead these forums and are available to answer your questions, offer advice and help with preliminary paperwork. An online video option is available for those unable to attend in person.
If you meet the selection criteria, we’ll also give you an extensive medical evaluation to determine if bariatric surgery is a safe and appropriate solution for you.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat used based on height and weight. Consult the chart below or use this online calculator to see if you're at a healthy weight.