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LAP-BAND® System Surgery Information
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Courtesy of Dr. Pedro Kuri, LAP-BAND® System Specialist.

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Your body mass index (BMI) is a simple math calculation that determines your weight-to-height ratio. You can learn your own BMI by entering your height and weight in the spaces below. Based on the information you provide, the calculator will then ascertain your BMI using the formula kg/m2 (or lbs/inches2 * 703). It can also give you information about extent of the risk factors that may be associated with your calculated BMI.

HEIGHT: feet       inches
WEIGHT: lbs.
Under 18.5 Underweight * Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight MInimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40 and over Morbidly Obese Extremely High

The BMI classification and health risk information provided above are based on Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in АDULTs published by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, in 1998. Health risk mentioned here includes disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Obesity classification is based on the American Society for Bariatric Surgery classification.

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 a heavily muscled individual to have a BMI in excess of 25 without increased health risks.

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