Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for people living with morbid obesity-especially for those who have not experienced long-term weight loss success through other means. Often referred to as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery has transformed the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Bariatric surgery is a serious surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach, reduces food intake and can enable individuals to lose a significant amount of weight. It is a permanent procedure that requires a lifetime commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Weight loss surgery not only helps people to lose weight, but can help improve their overall health, well-being and self-esteem.
There are many factors that affect your ability to qualify for bariatric surgery. One of the most important is your body mass index (BMI), which is a weight to height comparison. You can calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in pounds (lbs) by your height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703 [Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703]. Or you can use the calculator below to determine your BMI.
BMI= 18.5-25 is healthy
BMI= 25-30 is overweight
BMI greater than 30 is obese
BMI greater than 40 is severely obese
If you have struggled with obesity and are looking into bariatric surgery, Putnam Hospital Center's Weight Loss Surgery Program offers many options.
For more information please click the left links or call Susana Dealmeida, Bariatrics Coordinator, at (845) 230-4797.
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