Skip to main content

CALL 1.800.EINSTEIN ²

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

  • If you have tried to lose weight — yet remain severely obese, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

    Einstein Bariatrics, located conveniently in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, follows guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health to determine if you are eligible for weight loss surgery.

    To qualify for bariatric surgery at Einstein you must:

    • Be at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
    • Suffer from weight-related impairment to your quality of life
    • Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40
    • Be well-informed about the surgical process and lifestyle change
    • Be free from drug and/or alcohol abuse
    • Be willing to participate in long-term follow-up care
    • Be willing to take vitamins and minerals as prescribed
    • Be between the ages of 13 and 74*

    * Patients who are younger than 18 require special consideration. Einstein Bariatrics offers a special teen program to these patients and their families. Family counseling is mandatory before and after surgery.

    Want to know more?

    Einstein Bariatrics holds free information sessions to help you discover whether weight loss surgery is right for you and the proven benefits of weight loss surgery.

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships


    Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network

    Free Information Sessions
    Sign Up Button

    Related Podcasts

    Obesity
    Is there any difference between diet plans? Can we legislate against obesity? Einstein doctors discuss weighty issues.

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
    How does bariatric and weight loss surgery change how patients approach food and hunger? Is the cost of surgery cheaper than the price of living with obesity? Einstein doctors discuss who makes a good candidate.
  • Related Departments
  • Events & Support Groups
  • Schedule an Appointment

    or Browse Names A-Z

    More Scheduling Options