Am I Morbidly Obese?
Our physicians, nurses and staff will work with you to help answer this important question. Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Click here to use our Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator in order to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.
There are several medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity. You are likely morbidly obese if you are:
- More than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight, or
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40, or
- Have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
- Unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting.
Contact us today to speak with our caring physicians and staff to determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.