Q&A

What are the prerequisites for gastric bypass surgery?

What are the prerequisites for gastric bypass surgery?

Bariatric Surgery Requirements

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
  • Weigh less than 450 pounds, the maximum weight that hospital radiology equipment can accommodate.

How much do you have to weigh to get bariatric?

To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must be between 16 and 70 years of age (with some exceptions) and morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40).

Who are the bariatric surgeons at Princeton Medical Center?

The Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine at Princeton Medical Center combines the skill of surgeons with an exceptional level of caring that is sensitive to each patient’s needs and comfort. Our team also includes nutritionists, psychologists, bariatricians and exercise physiologists.

Who is the professor of bariatric surgery at Duke University?

Pryor,Professor of Surgery, Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced GI Surgery, is a fellowship-trained, internationally recognized leader in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. She completed her surgery residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, where she remained on the faculty for nearly a decade.

How to get a consultation with a bariatric surgeon?

You will have access to an entire system of health and wellness services — all dedicated to helping you lose weight, feel better, live healthier and achieve the very best quality of life. To request a consultation, please call 609.785.5870 or use the Book Appointment button below.

Who is the best bariatric surgeon in New York?

Salvatore Docimo Jr., DO,, is a specialist in bariatric, foregut and advanced GI surgery. An assistant professor of surgery at Stony Brook Medicine, he is board certified in surgery and has seven years of experience in the field.