Dr. Blackstone shares how to know if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.
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How do I know if I'm a candidate? In general, people identify themselves by their body mass index. And so the first thing for you to do is to calculate your body mass index using a body mass index calculator. Once you know that then if your body mass index is at least 35, and if you have other medical problems that are related to your weight, then you may be a candidate for gastric bypass or a LAP or adjustable gastric band.