One of the candidacy criteria for bariatric surgery is being diagnosed with obesity. Being overweight or being obese have strict medical definitions. Watch this video to learn more.
Weight categories are typically assigned according to BMI, which is determined using an equation involving your weight and your height. If your BMI is over 25, you are considered to be overweight. If your BMI is over 30, you are considered to be obese.
At Bariatric Care Centers, we will help you understand what your weight means to your health and can help you overcome obesity with weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and more.
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