Northwest Houston Surgical Association

What Do My BMI Results Mean?

The chart below shows the range of BMI results by height and weight. The legend below the chart describes weight categories by BMI. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), if your BMI is 40 or greater (or 35 or greater with one or more serious obesity-related conditions), you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery.

When you meet with any of the Northwest Houston Surgical Association surgeons for a consultation, they will carefully consider what will help you attain the best possible outcome for you and your lifestyle.

They will educate you until they are convinced that you understand the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. Houston and Cypress, TX residents can request a consultation online or by calling our office at 713-426-2400.

WHAT BMI MAKES ME A BARIATRIC SURGERY CANDIDATE?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), if your BMI is 40 or greater (or 35 or greater with one or more serious obesity-related conditions), you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery.

What does my BMI mean?

If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.

Obalon Balloon System Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.

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Gastric Band

As one of the more popular procedures, LAP-BAND® surgery gives patients the ability to control their weight by allowing them to feel fuller, sooner.

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is successful at helping patients achieve and maintain a healthier weight by using sectioning and malabsorptive techniques.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing about 85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve.

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Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a popular procedure for small stomachs combining a lower form of restriction and a high level of malabsorption.

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