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Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures: Physician Section: BMI

NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative

Body Mass Index Calculator
 

Patients may qualify for a bariatric surgical procedure if they have a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 35 if they have been diagnosed with a co-morbid factor or condition.

CAUTION

BMI Calculation for the Pediatric Patient Population [children] uses different guidelines. Please use the CDC Guidelines.

For Metric [European System] Measurements, click the word "Metric". For US [Pounds, Feet & Inches], click the word "US". Then enter the data in the corresponding box.

 


       

Essential websites on  Morbid Obesity

> Basics about overweight and Obesity: NIH CDC Consensus

> Obesity and Genetics: CDC Update

> Body Mass index Classification and Calculation: Adult and Children

> Obesity trends

> Nutrition and Physical Activities: CDC Website

Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity

> Weight Control Information Network: A NIH Product

American Obesity Association

> American Obesity Association


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