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Every day, our Bariatric Program gives new hope to more and more people who are morbidly obese. While bariatric surgery is helping many morbidly obese individuals overcome their weight loss struggles, it's not for everyone. To qualify as a candidate for either gastric bypass or adjustable gastric band surgery, you must meet certain criteria.

During your initial call, we’ll collect some basic demographic information, including insurance information, so please have your insurance cards at hand. Our next step is to call your insurance company to verify your policy specific benefits. Once we have verified your policy benefits we will call you back and provide you with the verification and schedule you to come to our Meet-the-Surgeon information session. Here, you will meet one or more of Sarasota Memorial’s bariatric surgeons and their support team who will be there with you before your procedure –and long afterward. To learn more about Sarasota Memorial’s highly skilled bariatric team, visit Get to Know Us.

Are You Morbidly Obese?
Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Below are tools you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.

The medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity include:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40, or
  • Have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea related to being severely overweight
  • Unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting

Select your gender, and then move the red slider handles or select your height and weight to calculate your BMI. The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below. Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide.

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Male    Female
Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs. 4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 84 lbs. 4' 7" 68 - 83 lbs.
4' 8" 74 - 90 lbs. 4' 8" 72 - 88 lbs.
4' 9" 79 - 97 lbs. 4' 9" 77 - 94 lbs.
4' 10" 85 - 103 lbs. 4' 10" 81 - 99 lbs.
4' 11" 90 - 110 lbs. 4' 11" 86 - 105 lbs.
5' 0" 95 - 117 lbs. 5' 0" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 1" 101 - 123 lbs. 5' 1" 95 - 116 lbs.
5' 2" 106 - 130 lbs. 5' 2" 99 - 121 lbs.
5' 3" 112 - 136 lbs. 5' 3" 104 - 127 lbs.
5' 4" 117 - 143 lbs. 5' 4" 108 - 132 lbs.
5' 5" 122 - 150 lbs. 5' 5" 113 - 138 lbs.
5' 6" 128 - 156 lbs. 5' 6" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 7" 133 - 163 lbs. 5' 7" 122 - 149 lbs.
5' 8" 139 - 169 lbs. 5' 8" 126 - 154 lbs.
5' 9" 144 - 176 lbs. 5' 9" 131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10" 149 - 183 lbs. 5' 10" 135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11" 155 - 189 lbs. 5' 11" 140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0" 160 - 196 lbs. 6' 0" 144 - 176 lbs.
6' 1" 166 - 202 lbs. 6' 1" 149 - 182 lbs.
6' 2" 171 - 209 lbs. 6' 2" 153 - 187 lbs.
6' 3" 176 - 216 lbs. 6' 3" 158 - 193 lbs.
6' 4" 182 - 222 lbs. 6' 4" 162 - 198 lbs.
6' 5" 187 - 229 lbs. 6' 5" 167 - 204 lbs.
6' 6" 193 - 235 lbs. 6' 6" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 7" 198 - 242 lbs. 6' 7" 176 - 215 lbs.
6' 8" 203 - 249 lbs. 6' 8" 180 - 220 lbs.
6' 9" 209 - 255 lbs. 6' 9" 185 - 226 lbs.
6' 10" 214 - 262 lbs. 6' 10" 189 - 231 lbs.
6' 11" 220 - 268 lbs. 6' 11" 194 - 237 lbs.
7' 0" 225 - 275 lbs. 7' 0" 198 - 242 lbs.
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