Body Mass Index

A person’s body mass index or BMI is a value determined by dividing their weight by their height. There is more math to this calculation, but that is the basic concept. It is a number that can be used to broadly categorize people as being either underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. 

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BMI is a useful data point for tracking your overall weight loss and is typically an important factor when insurance providers look at covering the costs of weight loss surgery.

All insurance plans vary, but often individuals with one of the following may qualify
  • BMI greater than 40.
  • BMI greater than 35 and at least one or more obesity related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea, or heart disease.

Weight loss surgery is often performed for individuals with much lower BMI's as well, although insurance may not be able to cover the costs, if you have a relatively low BMI, in the 27-35 range, but are unable to lose the last couple of pounds, weight loss surgery may be an option.

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Weight loss surgery entails much more than an anatomical change. Our patients receive a comprehensive and highly individualized aftercare plan.
Our team is well-versed in insurance intricacies and can guide you through the process with ease. Whether you need clarification on your coverage, or help understanding the benefits available to you, we are here to provide the support you need.