If you want to lose your excess weight, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Usually BMI*, or Body Mass Index, is the main factor that decides eligibility for this surgery.
The following are the BMI criteria for surgery:1
- a BMI greater than 37.5 kg/m2 or
- a BMI greater than 32.5 kg/m2 with obesity-related conditions
- unable to lose weight by weight loss methods
- between 18 and 65 years of age
If you do fulfil these criteria, consult a bariatric surgeon to know more.
Our “Personalized weight loss planner” can help you find out more about various weight loss solutions available to you.
*BMI calculators are available which find out your body fat and health risk using your height and weight.
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