Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?
Your body mass index is the key
Most insurance companies consider you a candidate for weight loss surgery when:
- you have a BMI of 35 plus two illnesses due to obesity
- or just a BMI over 40
Body Mass Index is a mathematical formula of height and weight used in the medical field to determine if a person is at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight or obese.
Check out your BMI with the calculator.
What are illnesses related to obesity?
Weight gain also contributes to the development of other diseases such as:
- heart disease
- obstructive sleep apnea
- Certain pulmonary diseases