NIH consensus criteria for bariatric surgery

What are the National Institutes of Health consensus criteria thought to be viable indications for bariatric surgery?

  • Failure of a major weight-loss program plus excessive obesity BMI of more than 40 kg/m 2
  • or
  • Failure of a major weight-loss program plus BMI of more than 35 kg/m 2
  • and
  • Obesity-related comorbidities ** Hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, DJD and disc disease, GERD, sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation, severe venous stasis, abdominal wall hernias, and pseudotumor cerebri

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