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Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

In order to be a qualified candidate for most surgical weight loss solutions, you must meet certain BMI criteria. BMI, or body mass index, is a measurement of a person’s total body fat, calculated by the relationship between height and weight. BMI is generally considered a much easier alternative to these measures and is widely accepted as an accurate way of determining a person’s total body fat.

Generally speaking, a BMI of 18.5 and below is considered underweight while a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered within the healthy range for men and women. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight for both men and women. A BMI of 30 and above is considered obese in both men and women. In order to qualify for most weight loss surgeries and procedures, you must have a BMI of 30 or above.

Calculate your BMI using the BMI calculator below to find out if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery in Central Florida. Have questions or concerns? Contact our offices to speak with a member of our staff!

* Your category is based on federal guidelines for healthy weight.

  • You are underweight if you weigh 135 pounds or less and your BMI is less than 18.5.
  • You are the right weight for your height if you weigh between 136 and 178 pounds and your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9.
  • You are overweight if you weigh between 179 and 214 pounds and your BMI is between 25 and 29.9.
  • You are obese if you weigh 215 pounds or more and your BMI is 30 or greater.

This calculator is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.