You may qualify for Weight Loss Surgery if:

  • You have a BMI >40.
  • You have a BMI between 35-40 with a serious medical condition or lifestyle impediment.
  • You have a BMI of 30-35 with a serious medical condition.


  • You have tried other means of weight loss and were unsuccessful in achieving your goals.
  • You are unable to physically perform routine daily activities and your quality of life is impaired due to your obesity.
  • You understand the benefits and risks to the procedure you are seeking.
  • You are motivated to make long-term lifestyle changes that include eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking supplements.
  • You do NOT smoke, suffer from severe psychological illness, are not addicted to alcohol or drugs or desire to be pregnant for at least 12 months.


Am I a candidate?

  • How can weight loss surgery change one's life?

  • How do you motivate your patients?

  • What are the common misconceptions about weight loss surgery?

  • How do I qualify for surgery?



Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
PMC Clinic, 7th Floor
911 Bypass Road, Building A
Pikeville, KY 41501
M-F 8am-4:30pm
Pikeville Medical Center