Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?
Learn your body mass index
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 or greater, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.
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 and learn more, please watch our required seminar.
Understand your BMI results
Use the chart below to see what category your BMI falls into, and whether you need to be concerned about your weight.
|18.5 - 24.9||Healthy|
|25.0 - 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 - 39.9||Obese|
|Over 40||Morbidly obese|