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Is It For Me?


Take the questionnaire below and for each YES answer add a point to your score and for each NO answer do not add anything. 
See score results below.

  1. Have I tried diets, exercise, weight loss programs, diet pills etc. to lose weight?


  2. Have I been able to lose over 50 lbs and keep it off  using any diet program?


  3. Would I like to lose 80-150 lbs and keep it off for the rest of my life?


  4. Do I have diabetes ?


  5. Do I have high blood pressure?


  6. Do I have joint pain ?


  7. Do I have sleep apnea ?


  8. Do I have heart disease ?


  9. Do I get short of breath walking up one or two flights of stairs ?


  10. Do I have less mobility because of my weight ?


  11. Do I have very little energy throughout the day ?


  12. Am I depressed about my weight?


  13. Is my weight not allowing me to do the things I want to in my life ?


  14. Am I at least 50 lbs or more overweight?



  • With an accumulative score of between 4 and 6....you might be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
  • With an accumulative score of between 7 and 10....you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
  • With an accumulative score of 11 and ....you are an excellent candidate for weight loss surgery.

    I would like to know more...... 

    Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards. Severe obesity, sometimes known as "morbid obesity", is defined according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company height and weight tables as being 100 pounds or 100 percent above ideal body weight . According to the National Institutes of Health, an increase in 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk.

    Today 97 million Americans, more than one-third of the adult population, are overweight or obese. An estimated five to ten million of those are considered morbidly obese. According to the New National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute obesity guidelines, Body Mass Index (BMI) is currently the best assessment of a person’s obesity since it is simple to use, accurate in determining the degree of obesity, takes both height and weight into consideration and applies to both men and women.

    BMI is used extensively in managing surgical weight reduction.

    What is my BMI?  Find out here..........

    What does it mean?

    • 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 39.9 indicates moderate obesity
    • A BMI of 40 or above indicates severe obesity


    You are a candidate for surgery if you:

    • Have a BMI greater than or equal to 30 with one or more significant obesity-related conditions including:
      • High blood pressure
      • Diabetes
      • Arthritis
      • Sleep apnea
      • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
      • High cholesterol
      • Psudotumor cerebri
      • Family history of early coronary heart disease

    Other possible indications for patients with BMI's between 30 and 35 include:

    • Obesity-induced physical problems interfering with lifestyle (back or joint pain)
    • Body size problem precluding or severely interfering with social life (employment, family function, and/or ambulation)
    • Have a BMI greater than 35 regardless of the presence of other medical condition
    • Over 18 years of age  (with some exceptions)
    • Have failed multiple attempts with supervised dietary, behavioral and medical therapy
    • Understand and accept the operative risks
    • Have realistic expectations and are motivated
    • Are capable of understanding the procedure and its implications
    • Have a lifelong commitment to lifestyle changes and long-term follow-up care
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