Carrying too much weight? ? – There is a way out

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Surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in the treatment of what can now be considered one of mankind’s most serious health risks – obesity. More information about the various surgical treatment options and especially the use of adjustable gastric bands can be found under the menu points to your right. Alternatively you can download our patient guide here.

Patient Guide

BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI is an internationally-recognised system used to determine a person’s weight status.

  • How to calculate your BMI:
Weight:
Height::
BMI:
 
Weight  / (Height x Height) 

Underweight:
Normal weight:
Overweight:
Obese:

BMI under 18.5
BMI 18.5 to 24.99
BMI 25 and over
BMI 30 and over

The BMI is used by doctors to determine whether surgery should be considered as a treatment option for an overweight or obese patient. They will also take into account any other illness or ailment affecting the patient as a result of the obesity.