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.
|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.