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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight Loss Surgery Requirements

Body Mass Index, also known as BMI, is a formula based on your height and weight which determines your weight classification. It is one of a number of bariatric surgery requirements that will help determine whether are a weight loss surgery candidate. Use our BMI calculator to get started.


Calculate Your BMI

Calculate your BMI score using the calculator below.

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:

  • If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9 and you have severe obesity-related medical conditions
  • If your BMI is 40 or greater, with or without obesity related medical conditions

Other Factors to Know

While scheduling a consultation is the only way to determine whether you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery, this checklist will help you get started:

  • BMI greater or equal to 40 or more than 100 pounds overweight
  • BMI equal to or greater than 35 with obesity related conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea
  • Inability to achieve a healthy, sustained weight loss for a period of time with conventional, non-surgical methods

BMI calculator

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


Other Weight Loss Procedure Options:

If you do not qualify for bariatric surgery, we still have options for you. Our outpatient weight loss balloon procedures are suitable for those with a BMI between 30-40 and do not require surgery.


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