Rather than relying only on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, experts say you should also know your body mass index (BMI). BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people is a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.
Calculate your BMI here, the website for Federal Centers for Disease Control.
To qualify for one of Berkshire Medical Center’s bariatric surgery options, you must have a BMI over 35, which is typically at least 80-100 lbs. overweight, and struggling with high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, diabetes and/or other obesity-related conditions
If your results indicate that you may be a candidate for a weight loss procedure, join us for a free orientation. Our board-certified surgeon, Andrew Lederman, MD, FACS, FASMBS, will walk through the different types of procedures, including minimally invasive, laparoscopic options that often offer less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.
Call (413) 395-751 or RSVP here for an upcoming weight loss seminar.