The body mass index (BMI) is a relationship between your weight and your height, and represents a fundamental tool to know if you are or are not a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Below you will find a calculator that allows you to know your BMI, do not stay without knowing, use it!
These references are particularly oriented for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries. In the case of more complex procedures, such as Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) surgery and Revision Weight Loss Surgery, it may require a more specific evaluation, previously reviewed by our team of specialists.
Weight loss surgery is a very good option when your BMI is equal to or greater than 30. Commonly, obesity is divided into the following categories:
- Overweight (not obese), if BMI is 25.0 to 29.9.
- Class 1 (low-risk) obesity, if BMI is 30.0 to 34.9.
- Class 2 (moderate-risk) obesity, if BMI is 35.0 to 39.9.
- Class 3 (high-risk) obesity, if BMI is equal to or greater than 40.0.
If you have already performed your BMI calculation and you are a candidate for a bariatric procedure, do not hesitate to contact our obesity clinic so we can answer any query that you may have.
Click on the button that appears in the top bar containing our contact number, or you can also use the contact form in our “Contact” section to request more information or schedule an appointment.