Am I Candidate

Body mass index (BMI) is the measure of body fat based on height and weight. It applies to both adult men and women. A person with BMI score of 25 or above is considered overweight; 30 or above, obese; and 40 or above, morbidly obese. Being overweight can affect your health and can lead to life-threatening conditions. If you are overweight, losing some amount of weight can help you feel good and can improve your health. Obese people are more prone to develop serious health conditions such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis, back pain, depression, and some types of cancers.

Depending on your individual weight and health, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Calculate your body mass index in order to determine whether you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Check your Body Mass Index


Body Mass Index(BMI):

To be a candidate for obesity surgery, you must have the following criteria

  • Your BMI is 40 or higher
  • You weigh at least 60 pounds more than your ideal body weight
  • Your BMI is over 35 and you have other serious health issues
  • Your age is above18 years
  • You have a history of being overweight
  • Your earlier efforts to lose weight provided minimal results or short-term success
  • You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity, and you do not drink alcohol in excess


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