Am I a Candidate?


Am I A Candidate? 


In general, for a person to be a candidate for weight loss surgery at our New York City obesity surgery center, all of the following must be met:

    • A BMI of 40 or more: With high-risk co-morbid conditions, a BMI of 35 may qualify.
    • Because surgery is a very serious undertaking, generally, candidates must have tried non-surgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavioral modification, and exercise. 
    • There must be no medical or hormonal reason for the clinically severe obesity. These conditions are rare, but require treatment of the underlying medical problem.
    • The candidate must be fully informed about the surgery and what can be expected both as to weight loss and possible complications. 
    • The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to accept the risks of surgery and to make dramatic lifelong changes in his/her lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, and to commit to medical follow-up.
Learn more about qualifying for weight loss surgery by attending one of our obesity surgery seminars in New York City. Call today to get started!


 

Compute your BMI


Height: feet inches
Weight: pounds
Gender: Male Female
 


Your BMI:

BMI Classification Health Risk
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 and over Morbidly Obese Extremely High