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Your BMI is

  • Healthy Weight: BMI Between 19 and 25
  • Overweight: BMI between 25 and 30
  • Obese: BMI over 30
  • Severely (Morbidly) Obese: BMI of 40 or more
You may be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 with one or more serious obesity related conditions.
This educational tool can only assist in learning about potential surgical results for someone with a BMI between 30 and 150.

Complete the questions below to explore potential surgery outcomes

Obesity Related Conditions

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1 Information on race and ethnicity was obtained from: Guidance for Industry Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data in Clinical Trials (FDA, Dept. of HHS)

2 COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking. COPD is often a mix of two diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source COPD:

3 GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is severe or chronic acid reflux that can lead to complications, such as cancer. (Source GERD:

4 The more common of two forms of apnea, it is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep. (Source Sleep Apnea:

*Patient results will vary.

† Data includes results from patients who have had either Ethicon Endo-Surgery® Curved Adjustable Gastric surgery or LAP-BAND® surgery. Please see clinical trial data for more information regarding potential results with the Ethicon Endo-Surgery® Curved Adjustable Gastric Band.

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Bariatric surgery is used in morbidly obese adult patients for significant long-term weight loss. It may not be right for individuals with certain digestive tract conditions. All surgery presents risks. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you. For more information, call 1-855-2-REALIZE (1-855-273-2549). Learn more about risks for sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band.


The information contained on this site is to help you learn more about the benefits of bariatric surgery. It is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a medical evaluation, examination, consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. You should consult a physician or other health care provider for all medical and health-related matters, including whether or not bariatric surgery is right for you and for guidance on expected outcomes, benefits, and risks.

The weight loss, medication, and diagnosis information on this site is derived from statistical analysis of historical claims and clinical databases as well as research published in peer-reviewed journals. While predictive modeling techniques were used, the results cannot predict the specific outcomes for any individual. Individual patient results may vary. We do not guarantee the availability of and we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information of data contained in this program. This site is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.