Am I a Candidate for Surgery?
Candidacy for Bariatric Surgery depends on many factors, but the primary factor is Body Mass Index. Body Mass Index (BMI is for short) is the measurement of weight divided by height squared. It’s an indicator if you are carrying too much weight that may be detrimental to your health. Patient’s with a BMI index of greater than 40 are considered morbidly obese and this may be enough to qualify for weight-loss surgery. Patients with a BMI of 35 or higher may need one or two medical factors (example: Diabetes and Hypertension) to qualify. Each patient needs to be evaluated by a Bariatric Surgeon before they consider surgery.
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Calculating your BMI:
Weight in lbs/ Height in inches squared x 703
Example: A woman who weighs 270 lbs and is 68 inches tall
270/682 x 703 = A BMI of 41
18.5 - 24.9 (Normal weight)
25.0 - 29.9 (Overweight)
30.0 and greater (Obese)
40.0 and greater (Morbidly Obese)