Am I Morbidly Obese?
Below are tools you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.
There are several medically accepted criteria from the National Institutes of Health for defining morbid obesity. You may be morbidly obese if you are
- more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
- have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
- have a BMI of over 35 with serious health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
- have not kept weight off despite past attempts at non-surgical weight loss
You can use our BMI calculator to find your body mass index.