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Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Eligibility for bariatric surgery is determined in part by what's known as your body mass index, a numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. A BMI range of 18-24.9 is considered optimal. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI score of 40 or more.

You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. A BMI of 40 or higher also is a qualifying factor.

BMI Calculator

To calculate your BMI, use this helpful tool:
This BMI Calculator is designed for adults only and it is not accurate for all body types. To assess if your weight is within a healthy range for your body type, please attend one of our upcoming seminars.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance reimbursement for bariatric surgery varies. Sometimes you need to complete such steps as participating in a medically supervised diet program and gaining a mental health clearance. The Honor Health Bariatric Center will advise you on all insurance requirements.

For information, call 480-882-7460, or attend a free bariatric weight-loss surgery seminar