One of the criteria that would make you a candidate for weight loss surgery is your body mass index (BMI). Patients must have a BMI greater than 35 with co-morbidities (obesity-related health conditions that can significantly reduce your life expectancy) or greater than 40 without co-morbidities. You can use the following Body Mass Index Calculator to calculate your BMI value based on your height and weight.
What is BMI?
BMI is the most widely used diagnostic indicator to discover your optimal weight based on your height. It will also help you learn if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.
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