BMI stands for Body Mass Index. Although there are several reasons this is not the best way to decide if someone is a candidate for bariatric surgery, it is important because insurance companies rely on this information. Generally, someone’s BMI helps us decide whether or not they may qualify for a procedure.
You can calculate your BMI here.
Less than 18.5: Underweight
18.5 – 24.9: Normal weight
25 – 29.9: Overweight
May qualify for medical weight loss
May qualify for weight loss surgery including gastric sleeve, band, or bypass.