Am I a Candidate?

Am I a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Qualifications for bariatric surgery in most areas include:

  1. BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
  2. BMI ≥35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
  3. Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.

For example, an adult who is 5’11” tall and weighs 290 lbs would have a BMI over 40.

Calculate Your BMI

Supplied by BMI Calculator USA

 

The following table shows examples of healthy weight, overweight and obese weight ranges for several heights.

BMI RANGE CATEGORIES OF OBESITY

18.5 – 24.9

Normal Weight

25 – 29.9

Overweight

30 – 34.9

Obesity, Class 1

35 – 39.5

Severe Obesity, Class 2

40+

Morbid Obesity, Class 3

 

HEIGHT HEALTHY WEIGHT OVERWEIGHT OBESE

5 ft 2 in (62 in)

101-136 lbs

137-163 lbs

164 lbs or more

5 ft 6 in (66 in)

115-154 lbs

155-185 lbs

186 lbs or more

5 ft 10 in (70 in)

129-173 lbs

174-208 lbs

209 lbs or more

6 ft 2 in (74 in)

144-194 lbs

195-233 lbs

234 lbs or more