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Understanding Obesity & The BMI Calculator

Understanding Obesity & The BMI Calculator

Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the Body Mass Index (BMI).

Calculating your BMI is easy and based on your height and weight.  Use our BMI Calculator on the bottom of the home page or Click on this link to calculate your BMI.

< 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

In general, patients are considered candidates for weight loss surgery if:

1. Their BMI is 40 and above, or 35 to 40 with medical conditions attributed to their obesity.
2. They have tried other forms of weight loss without long term success.
3. Patients are expected to cooperate with program expectations for surgical evaluation. They will be evaluated by aPsychologist and Dietitian.
4. Most importantly, the patient needs to commit to long-term follow up with their Bariatric Surgeon to maximize their chance of permanent weight loss.

For more information on BMI or If Weight Loss Surgery Is Right For You call Aloha Surgery office at (808) 521-1300.


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