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Am I Qualified?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on your height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI, rather than, weight is used to determine whether or not an individual qualifies for bariatric surgery.

If your BMI is greater than or equal to 40 you qualify for bariatric surgery regardless of being diagnosed with any weight related illnesses. Also, patients with a BMI equal to or greater than 35 also qualify for the surgery if they experience weight related illnesses.

*In some cases, a BMI of 30 may qualify for lap band surgery. Insurance may not cover this cost requiring self pay.

To see if you qualify for weight loss surgery, use our BMI Calculator below:


BMI Calculator

Height   feet     inches
Weight   pounds

BMI Chart

BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40 and Over Morbidly Obese Extremely High


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