Most insurance companies consider you a candidate for weight loss surgery when:
- You have a BMI of 35 plus two illnesses due to obesity (see below)
- Or your BMI is over 40
Body Mass Index is a mathmatical formula of height and weight used in the medical field to determine if a person is at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight or obese.
Check out your BMI with the calculator.
Weight gain also contributes to the development of other diseases such as:
- Heart Disease
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Certain Pulmonary Diseases
Rebecca is an R.N. who devotes herself to managing The Bariatric Surgery Program at Jordan Valley Medical Center.
Talk to her now to answer all of your questions about whether or not you qualify for bariatric surgery.