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How much do you need to weigh to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Obesity, and...

Obesity is the main health problem to qualify.
Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat.

In brief: Obesity, and...

Obesity is the main health problem to qualify.
Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat.
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