Who is eligible for weight loss surgery?

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (AMBS), the qualifications for bariatric surgery include:

  • A body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight. You can calculate your BMI here.
  • A BMI greater than or equal to one more more obesity-related comorbidities, such as: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes
  • Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss for a period of time

Bariatric surgery is intended for individuals who plan to make lifestyle changes following the procedure. Patients may be asked for follow-up visits with a nutritionist, an exercise physiologist, and a mental health professional.

If you're interested in weight loss surgery, please call Dr. Katz at 1-866-823-4458.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Rather than relying only on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, experts say you should also know your body mass index (BMI). BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat.

The goal for most people is a BMI that's over 18 and under 25. If you have a BMI that is 35 or over, please reach out to Dr. Katz at 1-866-823-4458.

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