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Weight Loss Surgery Qualification Criteria

If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the step towards a reliable and sustainable weight loss solution, you may qualify for one of the weight loss surgery procedures that AMBI offers. With commitment to a long term health and lifestyle change, and depending on your individual weight and health, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Body Mass Index or BMI:

BMI or Body Mass Indicator is the measure of body fat based on height and weight. BMI is used to gauge the severity of excess weight. BMI can also indicate your risk of developing a health condition or co-morbidity associated with excess weight. Below is a description of the BMI ranges:

Classification

BMI

Risk of Obesity Related Health Conditions

Underweight < 18.5 Low Risk
Normal 18.5 - 25 Minimal Risk
Overweight 25 - 30 Moderate Risk
Obese 30 - 35 High Risk
Severely Obese 35 - 40 Very High Risk
Morbidly Obese 40 - 50 Severely High Risk
Super Obese > 50 Severely High Risk

 

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • You have a BMI of 30 or higher
  • You suffer from co-morbid diseases
  • You have attempted to lose weight in the past without success
  • You are mentally capable
  • You are free from alcohol or chemical dependency

Each patient is unique, and the criterion above is only a general guideline.
Please speak to us directly if you have any questions about your eligibility for bariatric surgery.

Which Surgery is Right for me?

Selecting a surgery is guided by body mass index measurements, co-morbid illnesses, surgeon recommendations and patient preference. Your surgeon will discuss your unique circumstances and offer treatments suitable for you. Patients must ultimately choose which surgery works best for their personality and lifestyle.

 


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Underweight <18.5

Individuals with a BMI less than 18.5 are considered underweight and at very low risk of developing disease co-morbid to excess weight. Your BMI indicates you are not a candidate for weight loss surgery, if you have any questions or would like to read more about our programs or have any questions, please select on of the links below.

Normal 18.5 - 25

Your BMI indicates you are in a healthy weight range. Individuals with a BMI in the range of 18.5 – 25 are considered in the normal weight range and have a minimal risk of developing diseases co-morbid to their weight. Your BMI indicates you are not a candidate for surgery; if you are interested in reading more about our programs or have any questions please select one of the links below.

Overweight 25 – 30

Your BMI indicates you are overweight and at moderate risk of developing obesity related health conditions. You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Please select one of the links below to learn more or make the first step by contacting us directly.

Obese 30 – 35

Your BMI indicates you are obese and at high risk of developing or having diseases co-morbid to your weight. Weight loss surgery is a proven therapy for treating obesity related health conditions. AMBI offers 3 surgeries to help you reduce your weight and improve your health. Select one of the links below to read more about one of our programs or contact us directly.

Severely Obese 35 – 40

Your BMI indicates your degree of obesity is severe, putting you at very high risk for obesity related health conditions. Weight loss surgery is a proven therapy for treating obesity related health conditions. AMBI offers 3 surgeries to help you reduce your weight and improve your health. Select one of the links below to read more about one of our programs or contact us directly.

Morbidly Obese 40 – 50

Your BMI indicates you are morbidly obese, putting you at severely high risk for obesity related health conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Weight loss surgery is a proven therapy for treating obesity related health conditions. AMBI offers 3 surgeries to help you reduce your weight and improve your health. Select one of the links below to read more about one of our programs or contact us directly.

Super Obese

Your BMI indicates your super obese putting you at greatest risk diseases co morbid to your weight such as type II diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. These diseases pose very serious risks to your health. Weight loss surgery is a proven therapy for treating obesity related health conditions. AMBI offers 3 surgeries to help you reduce your weight and improve your health. Select one of the links below to read more about one of our programs or contact us directly.

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