Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Generally speaking, weight loss surgery is indicated for individuals who are at least 100 pounds or more overweight or who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater. You may still be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39 and suffer from serious co-morbid health conditions which would improve with weight loss.
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