Obesity surgical societies have established strict guidelines for bariatric procedures to ensure safety. Patients may qualify for surgery if their BMI is above 40 kg/m2, or above 35 with comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.
Patients must also be between 18 and 70 years old, have an acceptable level of operative risk, understand the procedure and associated risks, have no drug or alcohol problems, and be willing to make lifestyle changes and attend follow-up consultations. BMI can be calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared, with a healthy range falling between 18.5 and 24.9.
You can calculate Body Mass Calculation using your height and weight.
The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metres squared.
A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9
Weight 140 kgs
Height 1.70 metres
Square metre of height (1.70 x 1.70) 2.89
BMI = 48