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Am I a Candidate?

If you’re wondering if weight loss surgery is right for you, a good place to start is by calculating your BMI (body mass index). This calculation measures your weight in relation to your height and is a good indicator of healthy weight for both men and women.

To determine your BMI, use this simple calculator:


A BMI higher than 30 is associated with increased health risks, and those with a BMI of 35 or more are considered to be morbidly obese by the National Institutes of Health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), morbid obesity is the number one health problem in the United States.

Those who qualify for weight loss surgery have a BMI of at least 35 with a significant health problem such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, or a BMI of over 40.

Please note that this BMI calculator is for adults only. To learn more about your BMI, please attend one of our free weight loss surgery seminars. These informative, one-hour seminars are offered twice a month as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month
  • 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month

The free seminars are held at the Yuma Regional Medical Center Administration Building located off of Avenue A behind the parking garage. Reservations are not required.

In order to help our bariatric team get to know you better, you can complete a
Bariatric Surgery Patient History Questionnaire and bring it with you to the seminar.

If you have any questions about the weight loss surgery program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please call us as 928-336-5483 (LITE) or email us at yumalite@yumaregional.org and a member of our team will be glad to assist you.

Explore Further

Attend our free one-hour seminar to get answers to commonly asked questions about weight loss surgery.

Our bariatric team is here to support you through every step of your recover and beyond.

Learn more about the different types of weight loss surgery options we offer.

Get Answers to Your Questions

Check out our events calendar for listing of classes, seminars and events to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Our Family Medicine Center provides comprehensive family health care unique to each patient’s needs. Schedule an appointment today.

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