Criteria to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital in Dothan

Do I Qualify?

To be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, you must:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater or be 100 or more pounds overweight from your ideal body weight. A BMI calculator is available at our website.
  • If BMI is between 35 and 40, you must have at least one significant medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 65.
  • Not be drug or alcohol dependent or have at least one year of sobriety.
  • Have a personal ongoing commitment to improve health and lifestyle.
  • Contact your insurance company to verify if your insurance policy covers bariatric surgery. If your policy does not cover bariatric surgery, ask us about self-pay options.

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