Qualifying for Weight Loss Surgery

Calculate your body mass index (BMI) below to determine whether you’ll qualify for weight loss surgery.

  • Am I Obese?

    Height: ft in
    Weight: pounds


BMI 18 – 25 Heathly Weight
BMI 25 – 30 Overweight
BMI 30 – 35 Obese Class I
BMI 35 – 40 Obese Class II
BMI 40 – 50 Obese Class III
BMI > 50 Obese Class IV


You’re considered an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery if you meet any of the following criteria:

Your BMI is 40 or higher
You’ll qualify with a BMI 40 or higher, or if you’re at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight (as determined by standard life insurance tables).

Your BMI is 35 or more and you have coexisting medical problems
If you have a BMI of 35 or greater and you’ve been diagnosed with coexisting medical problems (comorbidities) related to your obesity, you will likely qualify for surgery.

Your BMI is 30-35
If you have a BMI between 30 and 35, you may qualify for Gastric Plication, Lap-Band® or Realize® Band.

Your BMI is below 30
If your BMI is below 30, you may qualify for laser liposuction, and our medical weight loss program.

If you have diabetes, you may qualify for bariatric surgery despite what your weight is.  It has been shown that bariatric surgery is amongst the best treatments for curing diabetes, and may even cure it in people who are not obese.  If you have diabetes, and would like to be considered for curative surgery, schedule a consult with Dr. Mehta to discuss your options.