Calculate your BMI
BMI was first developed from a simple math formula devised by Belgian astronomer and statistician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet in the 1830s.
Today it is used by doctors and bariatric surgeons around the world to help determine weight categories.
You are a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI above 40 (severely obese) or if you have a BMI between 30 and 40 and also have other obesity related issues such as sleep apnoea, Type II diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and asthma.
To be eligible for bariatric surgery you also need to be prepared to undertake significant lifestyle changes such as diet changes, exercise programs, psychological changes and be willing to change negative thought patterns.
Today more than 40 scientific and medical organisations from around the world have deemed bariatric surgery as the gold standard of medical practice for patients with diabetes who are overweight.