Our selection criteria are the same as decided by the American Society of Bariatric surgery Consensus:
>A surgical approach will only be considered if all conditions are met.
>A Body Mass Index ( BMI ) over 40kg/m2
>A Body Mass over 30kg/m2 in association with documented concomitant disease, that could benefit from weight loss: arterial hypertension, radiologically proven degenerative arthritis, sleep apnea.
>A patient age between 18 and 50 years
>Obesity which has been stable for over five years
>Unsuccessful dietary or drug measures for over a year
>Absence of endocrine disease
>Sufficient comprehension and compliance from the patient
>No history of excessive alcohol intake; no history of drug abuse
>Acceptable operative risk