Body Mass Index is a measurement of a person’s body fat based on a calculation using height and weight. BMI is one factor used for determining whether or not you qualify for surgical weight loss procedures or bariatric surgery. BMI is also a factor used by your Los Angeles weight loss surgeon to determine which specific procedure you qualify for and would be most successful for you. It is important to know your BMI, as well as if you have any comorbidities such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
Internet BMI calculators will give you a general idea of your BMI, but it is important to see one of our expert bariatric surgeons, who will assess your complete physical condition, exact BMI and be able to appropriately recommend the best course of action for you.
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