Am I a good candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Calculate your BMI number below.

BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40+ Morbidly Obese Extremely High

If your BMI was higher than 30, you may be an eligible
candidate for weight loss surgery.

What does your BMI number mean?

  • A BMI that's less and 18.5 indicates an underweight condition

  • A BMI from 18.5 through 24.9 indicates a healthy weight

  • A BMI from 25.0 through 29.9 indicates an overweight condition

  • A BMI from 30 through 34.9 indicates moderate obesity

  • A BMI from 35 to 39.9 indicates severe obesity

  • A BMI of 40 or above indicates morbid obesity


You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 35 with one or more significant obesity-related conditions including, but not limited to:

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Sleep apnea

  • High cholesterol

  • Infertility


If you have a BMI greater than or equal to 40, you may be considered a candidate regardless of the presence of any other medical condition.

What are my next steps?

  • Attend a free bariatric seminar. Sign up for an in-person seminar or attend one online, to learn more about our world renown doctors and program.

  • Educated yourself about Bariatric surgery. Understanding the benefits, risks, options, costs of surgery and others past experiences will help better prepare you in making the right choice for you.

  • Start researching your payment options, including if bariatric surgery is covered by your insurance.


Let our team of experts help you achieve your health and wellness goals. The road to better health is truly a journey, but know that we'll be with you every step of the way.

To learn more about why it's important to calculate your BMI number, your bariatric surgery options, our doctors or to schedule to an appointment, you can contact us here or call Fresno Bariatrics at (877) 850-8717.