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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:
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.