Am I a Candidate?

Are you wondering what it takes to qualify for surgery? Our program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and most insurance companies have guidelines to qualify for surgery. You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:

  • You are approximately 100 lbs or more overweight
  • You are 18 years or older
  • You have been unsuccessful with other means of weight loss
  • You are highly motivated to make permanent lifestyle changes
  • You are committed to long-term follow-up
  • The risks of surgery are acceptable

All patients must meet the Body Mass Index (BMI) criteria defined by the National Institutes of Health:

  • A BMI of 40 or greater, or
  • A BMI between 35 and 40 with weight related medical problems (such as diabetes type-2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc.)

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About Sibley Weight Loss

Our weight loss surgery center at Sibley is different from most others. Here at Sibley we offer a “one-stop shop” where patients can have nearly all of their pre- and post-operative care in a convenient and compassionate setting. We realize the weight loss surgery process can be confusing, so we work closely with our patients to ensure safe and successful outcomes.

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5255 Loughboro Road N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016

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