Am I Morbidly Obese?

Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Below are tools you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.

There are several medically accepted criteria for defining morbid obesity. You are likely morbidly obese if you are:

  • More than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
  • Have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
  • Unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting

If you feel that your are morbidly obese and would like to know if you are a candidate for surgery please contact us to find out more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons.

...the best way to get a full assessment of your condition is to contact us to schedule a consultation

BMI Calculation

If you have a Java enabled web browser you can use the following calculator to determine your BMI and your resultant weight status and ideal body weight based on that BMI; otherwise, you may use the given formula and charts to do so.

NOTE: Result is an approximate value and is intended to be used only as a rough guide.

To use the calculator select your gender then use the given drop-down boxes to select your height and weight. Alternatively, if available you may use the vertical and horizontal red slider bars to set your height and weight, respectively. Your BMI, ideal weight and weight status/assessment will automatically appear in the results section.

Gender:
Height: '"
Weight: lbs
BMI:
Ideal Weight: - lbs
Assessment:

To manually calculate your BMI divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and multiply that by the conversion factor 703:

[weight (lbs.) ÷ height (in.)2] x 703

For example, if your weight is 250 lbs. and your height is 5 ft. 8 in. (68 in.):

[250 ÷ (68 x 68)] x 703 = 38.01

Compare your BMI to the following chart to determine your weight status:

BMIWeight Status
Below 20.0 Under weight
18.5 - 24.9 Healthy
25.0 - 29.9 Slightly Overweight
30.0 - 34.9 Obese
35.0 - 39.9 Severely Obese
40.0 and Over Morbidly Obese
Ideal Body Weight Chart
Male  Female
Height Ideal Weight Height Ideal Weight
4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs. 4' 6" 63 - 77 lbs.
4' 7" 68 - 84 lbs. 4' 7" 68 - 83 lbs.
4' 8" 74 - 90 lbs. 4' 8" 72 - 88 lbs.
4' 9" 79 - 97 lbs. 4' 9" 77 - 94 lbs.
4' 10" 85 - 103 lbs. 4' 10" 81 - 99 lbs.
4' 11" 90 - 110 lbs. 4' 11" 86 - 105 lbs.
5' 0" 95 - 117 lbs. 5' 0" 90 - 110 lbs.
5' 1" 101 - 123 lbs. 5' 1" 95 - 116 lbs.
5' 2" 106 - 130 lbs. 5' 2" 99 - 121 lbs.
5' 3" 112 - 136 lbs. 5' 3" 104 - 127 lbs.
5' 4" 117 - 143 lbs. 5' 4" 108 - 132 lbs.
5' 5" 122 - 150 lbs. 5' 5" 113 - 138 lbs.
5' 6" 128 - 156 lbs. 5' 6" 117 - 143 lbs.
5' 7" 133 - 163 lbs. 5' 7" 122 - 149 lbs.
5' 8" 139 - 169 lbs. 5' 8" 126 - 154 lbs.
5' 9" 144 - 176 lbs. 5' 9" 131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10" 149 - 183 lbs. 5' 10" 135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11" 155 - 189 lbs. 5' 11" 140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0" 160 - 196 lbs. 6' 0" 144 - 176 lbs.
6' 1" 166 - 202 lbs. 6' 1" 149 - 182 lbs.
6' 2" 171 - 209 lbs. 6' 2" 153 - 187 lbs.
6' 3" 176 - 216 lbs. 6' 3" 158 - 193 lbs.
6' 4" 182 - 222 lbs. 6' 4" 162 - 198 lbs.
6' 5" 187 - 229 lbs. 6' 5" 167 - 204 lbs.
6' 6" 193 - 235 lbs. 6' 6" 171 - 209 lbs.
6' 7" 198 - 242 lbs. 6' 7" 176 - 215 lbs.
6' 8" 203 - 249 lbs. 6' 8" 180 - 220 lbs.
6' 9" 209 - 255 lbs. 6' 9" 185 - 226 lbs.
6' 10" 214 - 262 lbs. 6' 10" 189 - 231 lbs.
6' 11" 220 - 268 lbs. 6' 11" 194 - 237 lbs.
7' 0" 225 - 275 lbs. 7' 0" 198 - 242 lbs.