MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program

bariatric surgery PROGRAM

Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

  • Clinical guidelines for consideration suggest that a patient have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or weigh more than 100 lbs. over ideal body weight. In addition, a patient with a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity related co-morbidities may also be considered.
  • Patients must have a history of documented dietary weight loss attempts. This Diet Tracking Table may help you get started.
  • Patients must also undergo psychological evaluation. The patient must be prepared to utilize the tool that bariatric surgery provides for them.
  • After surgery, patients must be able to commit to frequent doctor visits, support groups and behavior modification.
  • Patients must be aware of and accept the risks associated with surgery and dramatic weight loss.
  • If you would like to begin your evaluation for Bariatric Surgery at MUSC, we invite you to take the first steps. Click here to learn how. 

Non-Surgical Programs at MUSC

The MUSC Weight Management Center provides a number of programs to help patients lose weight.


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