Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height.
BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|
Candidates for surgical weight loss include:
1) Patients with a BMI greater than >40kg/m2 who are considered severely obese.
2) Patient with a BMI of 35 or higher who also have at least one other serious obesity related medical conditions. These conditions severely hinder the life of the obese individual and include heart disease, sleep apnea, and severe arthritis of the lower extremities, diabetes, and pulmonary hypertension. You can ask our expert team at RoxBariatric if you are a candidate for Bariatric Surgery.