Use this tool as a guideline to decide if bariatric surgery is the right option for you.

STEP 1: Enter your height in feet and inches:

STEP 2: Enter your weight in pounds:

Your BMI is , indicating your weight is in the category for adults of your height.

For the information you entered:

Height: feet, inches

Weight: pounds

BMI
Weight Status
Below 18.5
Underweight
18.5 - 24.9
Ideal weight
25.0 - 29.9
Overweight
30.0 - 34.9
Obese
35 - 39.9
Severely Obese
40 - 49.9
Morbidly Obese
50+
Super Obese
Underweight content here
Ideal content here

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.