Am I a Candidate?

Your BMI is:
Normal Weight 18.5 – 24.9
Overweight 25 – 29.9
Obesity, Class 1 30 – 34.9
Severe Obesity, Class 2 35 – 39.5
Morbid Obesity, Class 3 40+

You may be a good candidate for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Band if:

  • You have a BMI greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 with comorbidities (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.).
  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You have an obesity-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • You’ve been unable to lose weight and keep it off through traditional methods like diet and exercise.
  • You’re ready to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • You don’t have medical conditions that could cause serious complications during or after surgery.
  • You understand the benefits as well as the bariatric surgery risks and complications so you have a full understanding of what to expect.

The following table shows examples of healthy weight, overweight and obese weight ranges for several heights.

BMI RANGE CATEGORIES OF OBESITY
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Obesity, Class 1
35 – 39.5 Severe Obesity, Class 2
40+ Morbid Obesity, Class 3

HEIGHT HEALTHY WEIGHT OVERWEIGHT OBESE
5 ft 2 in (62 in) 101-136 lbs 137-163 lbs 164 lbs or more
5 ft 6 in (66 in) 115-154 lbs 155-185 lbs 186 lbs or more
5 ft 10 in (70 in) 129-173 lbs 174-208 lbs 209 lbs or more
6 ft 2 in (74 in) 144-194 lbs 195-233 lbs 234 lbs or more
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