Am I a Candidate?


 

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

Location
Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics
4200 Northside Parkway N.W., Building 8, Ste. 200
Buckhead

Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: 404-439-1097
Fax: 877-787-7051
Office Hours

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404-439-1097