Calculate Your BMI

In general, for a person to be a candidate for weight loss surgery at Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Center, they must have a BMI of 40 of higher. If an individual has high-risk co-morbid conditions, a BMI of 35 may qualify them for surgery. Use the tool below to calculate your BMI.

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BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 – 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 – 34.9 Obese High
35 – 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40+ Morbidly Obese Extremely High

If your BMI was higher than 30, you may be an eligible candidate for weight loss surgery.

Additional criteria:

  • Because bariatric surgery is a very serious undertaking, generally candidates must have tried non-surgical treatments such as dietary programs, behavioral modification, and exercise.
  • There must be no medical or hormonal reason for the clinically severe obesity. These conditions are rare, but require treatment of the underlying medical problem.
  • The candidate must be fully informed about the surgery and realistic expectations pertaining to weight loss and possible complications
  • The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to accept the risks of surgery and to make dramatic lifelong changes in his/her lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, and to commit to medical follow-up.

Learn more about qualifying for weight loss surgery by attending one of our obesity surgery seminars in New York City. Contact us today to get started!

Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program

The Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery options for obese and morbidly obese weight loss patients.

Represented by New York weight loss surgeons Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Dr. Edward Yatco,
Dr. Jonathan Wong, and Dr. Julio Teixeira, MMIBS specializes in gastric Sleeve, gastric bypass surgery (laparoscopic and open), duodenal switch and the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Systemal along with revisional surgery.

MMIBS weight loss in New York offers a surgical support team that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. The team includes full pre-operative education, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and individual and group counseling opportunities.