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.

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What are illnesses related to obesity?

Weight gain also contributes to the development of other diseases such as:

  • hypertension
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • Certain pulmonary diseases