Weight Reduction Surgery - Am I a Candidate - Bronx, New York City - Montefiore Medical Center

Bariatric surgery is considered for patients who have been obese or morbidly obese for at least five years and who have not had lasting success with non-surgical weight loss methods.

To determine if you are at a healthy weight, use the calculator below to determine your body mass index (BMI).



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Potential candidates include:

  • People with a BMI of 40 or greater
  • Men who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight and women who are 80 pounds over their ideal body weight
  • People with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have at least two weight-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease