More than 78.6 million American adults are obese, which accounts for one-third of the adults in our country.
Change Your Weight. Change Your Life.
Losing weight can feel like an overwhelming, uphill battle. Obesity can affect your health, happiness and put you at risk for chronic conditions and life-threatening diseases such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
At HCA Midwest Health, our caring and knowledgeable Kansas City bariatric surgery team is here to help you to take charge of your health. Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) effectively treats obesity and can help reduce related health problems. Our multidisciplinary care team will talk with you about your wants, needs, goals and partner with you to develop an individualized care plan. Our expert bariatric surgeons are committed to providing you with the latest weight loss surgery options and recommending a coordinated treatment plan that is best for both your physical and emotional health. Our comprehensive programs also provide:
- Nutrition counseling
- Meal planning
- Exercise planning
- Support programs
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery? 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
Your BMI is:
|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
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
We offer comprehensive bariatric surgery programs are three of our Kansas City hospital locations. To learn more about our weight loss programs and your surgical options, visit the hospital website of your choice: