Does Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Qualify You for Surgery?
|BMI||Qualifications for Weight Loss Surgery|
|40 or greater||Qualifies for weight loss surgery.|
|35 – 39.9||Qualifies for weight loss surgery with documentation of obesity-related health conditions (comorbidities) like obstructive sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes,hypertension, heart disease, and those needing joint replacement surgery.|
|30 – 34.9|
Qualifies for weight loss surgery with documentation of obesity-related health conditions. Surgery for these patients is typically not covered by insurance, requiring self-pay.
|29.9 or lower|
Not typically a candidate for weight loss surgery. Would benefit from weight management throughnutritional counseling and lifestyle changes.
Calculate Your BMI
|< 18.5||Underweight ||Minimal|
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal||Minimal|
|25 – 29.9||Overweight ||Increased|
|30 – 34.9||Obese|
|35 – 39.9 ||Severely obese|
|> 40 ||Morbidly obese||Extremely high|
Obesity-Related Health Conditions
If you have struggled with your weight, then you know that it can affect every aspect of your quality of life. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the health risks attributable to obesity include:
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Reproductive problems
If you choose to have your surgery covered by your insurance company, it is likely that they will have additional criteria for you to fulfill in order to approve your surgery. Click here to learn more about insurance and bariatric surgery.
If you choose to self pay your surgery please contact us for pricing information.
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