Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. 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.
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.