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Bariatrics and Weight Loss

Am I A Candidate?

Studies have shown that most of us are unable to lose weight and keep the weight off successfully.  Bariatric Surgery is the safest and most effective way to lose weight and improve co-morbidities.  Saint Thomas has experts that work with you through the entire process because we understand this is an important decision, and don’t want you to feel alone.

  • To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must:
    • Have a BMI of 40 or greater
    • Have a BMI 35 to 39.9 with at least one co-morbidity such as, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease,
  • To be eligible for the Intra-gastric balloon procedure (which is not covered by insurance), you must:
    • Have a BMI of 30 to 40

For more information

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
CALL (615) 284-2400

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
CALL (615) 396-4965

Click here for our BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator

Our insurance specialists can check your benefits for you, and explain your coverage.