Use this BMI Calculator to calculate your Body Mass Index. The Body Mass Index calculator can indicate if you a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Body Mass Index
*Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide.
Am I a Candidate?
While candidacy for weight loss surgery varies from patient to patient, successful candidates fit general criteria including:
- For those with a history of unsuccessful attempts to lose weight via conventional methods.
- For those with a BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more in conjunction with a weight-related disease such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. (For those with a BMI of 30 or more could be a candidate for the Lap Band.)
- For those with a BMI between 28 and 35, the Orbera Gastric Balloon procedure is an option.
- Age between 18 and 65. (Those under 18 or above 65 are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.)