Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Patients considered morbidly obese (with a body mass index greater than 35) or those with obesity-related diseases (co-morbidities) are candidates for bariatric surgery. Below are guidelines you can use to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.
There are several medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity.
You are likely morbidly obese if you:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35
- Are experiencing severe negative health effects related to obesity, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and joint pain
- Cannot achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically supervised dieting
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Enter your weight and height in feet and inches in the appropriate boxes. The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below. Please note: these are approximate values and are intended to be used only as a guideline.