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More than 78.6 million American adults are obese, which accounts for one-third of the adults in our country.

Obesity and Your Quality of Life

Our caring, knowledgeable weight loss surgery team wants to help you take charge of your health. Obesity can seriously affect your quality of life and it can increase your risk of other chronic, life-threatening diseases, like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Knowing your weight loss surgery options is important. There is not a single solution, but rather a combination of methods to treat obesity. These “tools” are part of a comprehensive approach to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, while improving your health. The right combination of tools and lifestyle changes are essential to a successful obesity treatment plan.

Am I a Candidate? Calculate Your BMI

If you have tried to lose weight in the past, but haven't been able to keep the weight off and you meet certain requirements, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Many factors can help determine if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery. Your body mass index (BMI) is a good place to start.

Calculate Your BMI

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Your BMI is:

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+ Morbidly Obese Extremely High
If your BMI was higher than 30, you may be an eligible candidate for weight loss surgery.

BMI > 35

If your BMI is 35 or greater and you have an obesity-related condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), or your BMI is 40 or greater, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:

  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  • Revision surgical procedures
  • Roux-en-y gastric bypass
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy

BMI 30-39

If your BMI is between 30 and 39, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:

  • Gastric balloon
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • ORBRERA™

To Learn More Visit our Locations

Centerpoint Medical Center  

 Menorah Medical Center