Providers' Quick Guide

Who to refer

For medically managed weight loss


  • Interested in losing 5-500+ lbs.
  • With a BMI between 25-34.9 and above
  • 18+ years of age

For obesity surgery

  • With a BMI of 40 or above
  • With a BMI of 35-39.9 with two diagnosed co-morbidities
  • Who have attempted non-surgical weight reductions without success
  • Who have objectively measurable medical issues/diagnoses related to obesity
  • Who are ready and willing to make the commitment to make necessary life changes
  • Any addictions to drugs or alcohol and any mental health conditions must be well controlled
  • 18+ years of age
  • 100+ lbs. over ideal body weight