Table 3—

Surgical criteria

Criteria for bariatric surgery
BMI ≥40 kg/m2 or BMI ≥35 kg/m2 with significant obesity-related comorbidities
Age between 16 and 65 years
Acceptable operative risks
Documented failure at nonsurgical approaches to long-term weight loss
A psychologically stable patient with realistic expectations
A well-informed and motivated patient
Commitment to prolonged lifestyle changes
Supportive family/social environment
Commitment to long-term follow-up
Resolution of alcohol or substance abuse
Absence of active schizophrenia and untreated severe depression