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HiNow Bariatric Surgery Interview Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery? - Dr. Steven Fowler has been doing bariatric or weight loss surgery for over 10 years at Adventist Health Castle in Kailua. He is the leader for bariatric surgery in Hawaii and has done about 2,000 cases to date. Dr. Steven Fowler and Adventist Health Castle was recently highlighted on Hawaii News Now's HINow Daily segment, "Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?" ...
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Understanding Obesity

Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the “Body Mass Index (BMI)”. The BMI does not account for ethnic variability or physical conditioning, but it can provide a quick approximate guide.


< 20 under weight
20-24.9 healthy weight
25-29.9 over weight
30-34.9 obesity
35-39.9 severe obesity
40-49.9 morbid obesity
> 50 super morbid obesity

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