Gastric Banding may be suitable if:
- your BMI is over 30 (click here to check your BMI),and;
- you have genuinely tried to control your weight through diet and exercise
- your weight problem is not caused by an underlying endocrinological disorder or medication
- you are at least 16 years of age (no upper age limit)
- you are prepared to participate in ongoing medical follow-up
If you also have type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, or other obesity related medical disorders, or have a family history of these problems, weight loss surgery may be especially beneficial in improving your health and longevity.