The Bariatric Center at Capital Regional offers multiple bariatric weight loss surgical procedures for morbidly obese patients. Our physicians work with specially trained nurses and support staff to provide a comprehensive approach to bariatric weight loss. Patients can expect friendly and knowledgeable staff providing one-on-one assistance with insurance provider qualification, pre-operative preparation, and post-operative care and support.
Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Patients must qualify medically to have bariatric surgery. This means being currently healthy enough for bariatric procedures. While only a physician or surgeon can give you a complete medical evaluation, the criteria listed here should help you get started. In addition, the bariatric surgeon at the Bariatric Center at Capital Regional can provide more details regarding your specific condition during a private consultation.
The National Institute of Health (NIH), American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recommend the following qualification standards:
- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
- BMI ≥ 35 and at least two obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
The body mass index takes into account height and weight and is not dependent on gender. Although the body mass index does not take into account percentage of body fat, many argue that it is the best measure that doesn't rely strictly on body fat.
The body mass index is calculated by dividing an individual's weight (kg) by the individual's height (meters squared). The formula is: weight (kg)/height squared (m2).
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Your BMI Score is:
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Have More Questions?
We are happy to help you start your weight loss journey. If you have more questions there are multiple ways to contact us:
- Give our Bariatric Coordinator Jo Anne Costello a call at (850) 325-5073.
- Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.