The Surgeons at KC Bariatric Have Extensive Experience Operating on Patients with Very High BMIs

The Surgeons at KC Bariatric Have Extensive Experience Operating on Patients with Very High BMIs

What is BMI?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index and measures weight relative to height. Using only weight is not the most accurate way to determine whether weight loss surgery is needed because of differences in size and body composition. A taller person may typically weigh more than someone shorter. By measuring someone’s BMI, you can determine if they are healthy or at risk for all diseases associated with obesity. If they are at risk, they are a potential candidate for weight loss surgery. BMI is not the only metric for determining if you are a healthy weight, but it provides a convenient and easily calculated number for comparison.

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body mass index

What Does Your BMI Mean?

A BMI of 20-24.9 is considered healthy. Obesity begins at a BMI greater than 30. Bariatric surgery is typically approved by insurances with a BMI greater than 35, along with an associated medical condition. A BMI greater than 40 with or without an associated medical condition is also usually approved. Even if your BMI is less than 35, you may still qualify for weight loss surgery, and the experienced surgeons at KC Bariatric will be able to help you decide this.

BMI Chart

BMI < 18.5             UNDERWEIGHT
BMI 18.5-24.9       HEALTHY WEIGHT
BMI 25-29.9          OVERWEIGHT
BMI 30-34.9          OBESITY
BMI 35-39.9          SEVERE OBESITY
BMI 40-49.9          MORBID OBESITY
BMI > 50                SUPER MORBID OBESITY

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We Are Committed to Your Weight Loss

The surgeons at KC Bariatric have extensive experience operating on patients even with very high BMIs. We are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. Our online seminar is the perfect opportunity to learn about bariatric surgery. We invite you to meet our surgeons to find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.