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Who is a Candidate?

Who is a Candidate?

A candidate for bariatric surgery must have:

  • a BMI greater than 40
  • or a BMI greater than 35 and at least one significant additional medical risk factor
  • or need to lose 100 pounds or more as determined by the standard ideal-weight table.

To calculate your BMI use the calculator below to see if you qualify.

Those individuals who do not meet criteria for weight loss surgery are candidates for our medical weight management program.

 

BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
  • Overweight = 25–29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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