Effects of Obesity

Am I a Candidate?

What's my BMI?

Obesity is most commonly measured by using Body Mass Index (BMI), which is determined by your weight and height. The BMI calculator can help you estimate your BMI.

To be a candidate for weight loss surgery, you must:

  • Have a BMI of 40 or greater.
  • If your BMI is between 35 and 40, you must have at least one significant associated illness such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis or sleep apnea.
  • Have a personal ongoing commitment to improving your health and lifestyle.

For more information, call Michelle Harrison, RN, at (706) 880-7265.

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