Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Identifying your estimated BMI helps providers understand your risk for weight-related health conditions and determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. BMI can be measured through a simple formula that can be used in calculators — like the one provided below.
Who is a candidate for bariatric weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery is recommended for:
- People with a BMI of 40 or greater, or approximately 100 pounds over their idea body weight
- People who have a BMI between 35 and 40 and at least one significant obesity-related health condition, such as sleep apnea, diabetes or heart disease, may also be candidates for surgery.
Begin Your Journey Today
There are three ways to get started:
- Watch our patient education video to learn about the options offered at NGMC.
- Connect with us using our short online form.
- Call 770-219-0446 to speak with a member of our team.