If your weight is causing sleep apnea, high blood pressure or diabetes and other weight-loss methods haven't worked for you, the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery can help.
Spencer’s Experience with Bariatric Surgery
At 22, Spencer didn’t have the life he wanted. He’d tried diets and exercise for years, but nothing worked. After bariatric surgery, Spencer lost over 80 pounds. He calls it “the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life.”Learn More
The Johns Hopkins Difference
Our surgical team has performed over 6000 procedures
We support you before and after surgery
Comprehensive Bariatric Center with Adolescent Qualification by MBSAQIP
Am I a Candidate?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a list of guidelines and criteria to determine qualified candidates for bariatric surgery. Candidates should:
- Have tried and failed other weight loss management regimens
- Be healthy enough for surgery
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or higher (approximately 100 pounds overweight) or have a BMI between 35 and 40 with an obesity-related medical condition