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Eligibility Requirements

Morbid obesity is a complex, chronic disease. Surgery is one of the many options available to treat weight-loss patients, and is normally reserved for the most extreme cases. Yale-New Haven Hospital adheres to strict National Institutes of Health guidelines in determining which patients are eligible for bariatric procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Who is Eligible?

A ratio of weight to height called Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally used to classify the degree of overweight. An individual is considered to have morbid obesity at a BMI of 40 or at 35 if health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or obstructive sleep apnea are also present. If your BMI is in this range, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery. 

Body Mass Index Calculators


Surgery is Just One Step

When compared to other therapies, weight-loss surgery has proven successful with many patients for whom other methods have failed. However, it is important to remember that weight-loss surgery is only the first step in a long-term commitment to maintaining health. Nutritional counseling and exercise play an equally important part of any comprehensive weight-loss strategy.

Yale-New Haven Hospital offers a multidisciplinary program with coaching and support in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle change that is tailored to meet your individual needs.

Getting Started

If you believe you may be eligible for Bariatric surgery, you can begin the process by downloading, completing and returning our weight-loss surgery candidate form.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Attendance at a Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, either in person or through a Webinar, is the first step in the process for weight-loss surgery. These free seminars are held monthly in various area locations and by webinar. For more information or to register, please call 203.789.6237.

Seminar schedule 

Weds, Feb. 12 6 -7:30 pm Hamden Professional Building,
2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Dr. Andrew Duffy
Weds, Feb. 19 6 -7:30 pm Yale University  West Campus,
100 W. Campus Dr, Orange, CT
Dr. Geoffrey Nadzam
Mon, Feb. 24 6 -7:30 pm Shoreline Medical Center
Exit 59, Guilford, CT
Dr. Kurt Roberts
Mon, March 17 6 -7:30 pm Yale University  West Campus
100 W. Campus Dr, Orange, CT
Dr. Kurt Roberts
Weds, March 26 6 -7:30 pm Hamden Professional Building
2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Dr. Geoffrey Nadzam
Wed, April 9 6 -7:30 pm Yale University  West Campus
100 W. Campus Dr, Orange, CT
Dr. Andrew Duffy
Wed, April 16 6 -7:30 pm Shoreline Medical Center
Exit 59, Guilford, CT
Dr. Geoffrey Nadzam
Mon, April 21 6 -7:30 pm Hamden Professional Building
2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Dr. Kurt Roberts
Wed, May 7 6 -7:30 pm Hamden Professional Building
2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Dr. Andrew Duffy
Mon, May 19 6 -7:30 pm Shoreline Medical Center
Exit 59, Guilford, CT
Dr. Kurt Roberts
Thurs, May 22 6 -7:30 pm Yale University  West Campus
100 W. Campus Dr, Orange, CT
Dr. Geoffrey Nadzam
Wed,  June 4 6 -7:30 pm Shoreline Medical Center
Exit 59, Guilford, CT
Dr. Andrew Duffy
Wed, June 18 6 -7:30 pm Hamden Professional Building
2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Dr. Geoffrey Nadzam
Mon, June 23 6 -7:30 pm Yale University  West Campus
100 W. Campus Dr, Orange, CT
Dr. Kurt Roberts

Call 203.789.6237 to register. Note: Winter live seminars may be converted to online webinars because of weather; call to confirm change.

CONTACT US
(203) 789-6237
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