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Generally, bariatric surgery candidate is one who meets the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) recommended criteria. To have bariatric surgery covered by your medical insurance, most companies require that patient meet the NIH criteria. Although the NIH and FDA have set guidelines for the bariatric candidate, patients can still pursue a procedure if they fall outside the guidelines. Please refer to our insurance and selfpay sections (links) for further details.
In December 2010, a panel of FDA advisers recommended expanding the use of gastric banding to include patients with BMI’s as low as 30 with an obesity-related condition.
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