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Who Qualifies for Surgery?
Candidates for bariatric surgery through our office must meet the following minimum criteria. However, a complete evaluation is required before we can make a final determination.
- You must be morbidly obese.
- BMI between 40 – 60 or
- BMI between 35 – 39 with hypertension, diabetes, or sleep apnea
What is my BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculated number that health providers use to determine whether a person’s weight is appropriate for his or her height. For example, a 6 foot man who is 180 pounds is at a healthy weight. But a 5 foot woman who also weighs 180 pounds is severely obese because that is too much weight for her height.