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BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index or BMI, is a calculation used to determine if an individual is a candidate for bariatric surgery. According to the National Institute of Health standards, anyone who is 100 pounds or more overweight, or anyone who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than or equal to 40 is considered morbidly obese.

We encourage you to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) before attending one of our Bariatrics Surgery Seminar so you know if you are a possible candidate for bariatric surgery.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Category BMI Health Risks Options
Underweight Less than 19 Moderate Consult your Physician
Normal 19-25 Very Low Risk Nutrition and Exercise
Overweight 25-30 Low Risk Nutrition and Exercise
Obesity I 30-35 Moderate Risk Nutrition and Exercise
Obesity II (Severe) 35-40 High Risk Medically Supervised Weight Loss; Possible Surgical Candidate
Overweight II (Morbid) 40+ Very High Risk Medically Supervised Weight Loss; Possible Surgical Candidate

BMI Calculator Disclaimer

The BMI calculator is provided for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and may not represent your true individual medical situation. It does not take all possible factors into account in its assessment of your healthy weight. For example, it tends to overestimate body fat in very muscular individuals or in people who are less than 5 feet tall, and may underestimate body fat in people who have lost muscle mass, such as the elderly. A more accurate picture of your health would utilize body composition. Do not use this information to make significant changes in your diet, exercise regimen, or other aspects of your lifestyle without consulting your personal physician or other qualified health care provider as recommended by your physician.

Dr. Michael Perez

"Obesity is a serious health concern worldwide. Holy Cross Hospital has one of the leading Bariatric surgery programs in the nation, with staff, specialized equipment, and support programs dedicated to the care of Bariatric surgery patients. We've helped thousands of people regain their lives and maintain their health."    

           - 
General Surgeon Michael Perez, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Bariatric Services & Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

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