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Do You Qualify for Lap-Band ŽSurgery?
Find out if the LAP-BANDŽ System is right for you by using our online BMI qualification tool.
Generally, adults over 18 with a BMI of at least 40 or above are candidates for the LAP-BANDŽ System surgery.
Adults with a BMI of at least 35-40 who have a weight-related health condition are also eligible.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple math calculation that determines your weight-to-height ratio. Based on the information you enter, the calculator will then determine your BMI using the formula pounds * 704.5 / height in inches˛. It can also give you information about extent of the risk factors that may be associated with your calculated BMI. Click here to view the BMI key.
The BMI classification and health risk information provided above are based on Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obese Adults published by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute of Health in 1998. Health risks mentioned here include type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
Ideal body weight is associated with the lowest death rate in insured populations and is taken from the 1983 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company tables. Please note that the BMI does not distinguish between excess fat and muscle. It is possible for heavily muscled individuals to have a BMI in excess of 25 without increased health risks. If your BMI is below 19, you may be below the safety minimum.