Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Use the interactive calculator below to determine your BMI.
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.
The FDA also recently expanded their guidelines to include the use of LAP-BAND (a type of gastric banding) on individuals with a BMI of 30 to 35 who also have an existing obesity-related condition.
Have questions about next steps?
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. For information about surgical weight loss options, click here. For non-surgical weight loss options, click here.
For questions or other information, please call our Bariatric Weight Loss Center at 770-219-0597 or fill out a contact form.