Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
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35 - 39.9
30 - 34.9
25 - 29.9
19 - 24.9
Am I obese?
Body Mass Index or BMI is the measure used by physicians and surgeons to determine whether you are obese. BMI is a calculation based on your height and weight. Enter your weight and weight in the BMI calculator above to determine whether you are obese.
BMI Requirements for Bariatric Surgery
In order to be a candidate for bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or gastric band), you must fall into one of the following BMI categories:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more with no other obesity-related health conditions.
- Have a BMI between 35 and 40 and one other severe obesity-related condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
Don’t meet these BMI criteria? If you are interested in weight loss surgery but do not qualify because your BMI falls below the current guidelines, you may be eligible for weight loss surgery through a study being conducted by New Jersey Bariatric Center surgeons through Atlantic Health’s Overlook Medical Center. Visit our Low BMI Bariatric Surgery page to learn more.
Other qualifications for surgery
BMI is not the only criteria doctors look at when determining whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery. Please visit Do I Qualify, for complete details on qualifications for surgery.