Calculate Your BMI

Body Mass Index (BMI) is currently the best assessment of a person’s obesity. BMI is an accurate way to determine the degree of an individuals obesity, and takes both height and weight into consideration.

You can calculate your BMI by using the form below. A good candidate for weight loss surger would have a BMI of > 40, and meet our guidelines for surgical candidates (below right). You should also understand the risks of weight loss surgery.

Calculate Your BMI

Your Height: feet inches
Your Weight: pounds
Gender: Male Female
Your BMI:  
BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40 and over Morbidly Obese Extremely High

Who is a Surgical Candidate?

  • Meets National Institutes of Health Criteria: BMI > 40 (or >35 with significant obesity-related co-morbidities
  • Common insurance requirements:
    • 18 years or older
    • Failed medically supervised weight loss attempts
    • Understands surgery and risks
    • Acceptable operative risks (patient and procedure)
    • Stable psychological condition: interview, psychotherapy support groups as indicated
    • Patients who smoke may not be candidates, depending on requirements by the surgeon