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.”

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The Johns Hopkins Difference


Our surgical team has performed over 6000 procedures

For Life

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

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