Qualifying For Weightloss Surgery

If non-surgical methods have not helped you lose weight long-term, you still have another option. Studies demonstrate that weight-loss surgery, as compared to non-surgical treatments, yields the longest period of sustained weight loss in patients who have failed other therapies. But keep in mind that a positive attitude, self-discipline, and the ability to plan ahead are the keys to the success of the surgery. Weight loss surgery can help you achieve your long-term goal only if you are ready to make a commitment to losing weight and keeping it off. We offer a choice of bariatric procedures for treatment of morbid obesity in order to meet the individual needs of our patients.

You may qualify for Bariatric Surgery if your weight and physical attributes meet the criteria for you to benefit from Bariatric Surgery.

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You are at least 100 pounds overweight or your BMI is 40 or higher.
  • BMI of 35 if you have one or more comorbidities - weight-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.
Keep in mind that only a qualified physician/surgeon can properly evaluate all the factors in your case. We can help you make the decision about weight loss surgery and the procedure that best fits your specific circumstances, or help you obtain more information.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Our bariatric surgery specialists consider individuals with a BMI of 40 as candidates for surgery, as well as those with a BMI of 35 and co morbidities from their obesity such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression, stress incontinence, infertility, altered menses, hypercholesterolemia, frequent skin infections and others.

Enter your data into the calculator on the left for your BMI score.

Listed below is the breakdown of your BMI score.
  • Underweight = < 20
  • Normal Weight = 20-25
  • Overweight = 25-30
  • Obese = 30-35
  • Severe Obesity = 35-40
  • Morbidly Obese = 40 +
Using an iPhone or iPod? We recommend this FREE BMI app from Data Supply.

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