Do You Qualify for the LAP-BAND® Program and Procedure?
Patients must meet the following requirements to be considered for the LAP-BAND® program:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a BMI of at least 40 (or of at least 35 in conjunction with one or more serious health conditions related to excess weight, such as type 2 diabetes) or be at least 100 pounds overweight
- Have made serious attempts to lose weight with only short-term success
- Have an obesity diagnosis
- Have a letter of necessity from their primary care physician