McLaren Port Huron - an accredited bariatric surgery center

Do I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery

Qualifying for bariatric surgery

Know your BMI - click here.Body Mass Index

The percentage of people who fit into these two categories, overweight and obese, is determined by Body Mass Index (BMI).

  • BMI is a measure of weight proportionate to height. BMI is considered a useful measurement of the amount of body fat. Occasionally, some very muscular people may have a BMI in the overweight range. However, these people are not considered overweight because muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue.
  • Generally, BMI can be considered an effective way to evaluate whether a person is overweight or obese.

Are you are candidate for bariatric surgery at McLaren Port Huron?

  • Individuals may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if they are 18 years of age or older, have not been successful with traditional weight-loss methods and meet their own insurance company’s eligibility requirements.
  • Insurance companies set specific criteria to determine whether or not they will authorize the procedure. Each insurance company is different, but most agree on the following criteria:
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40, or BMI of over 35 and have one or more of the co-morbidities associated with increased weight. Typically, insurance companies expect the patient to provide written evidence that they are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time through medically supervised dieting.

Click here to register for a free bariatric surgery information seminarGeneral Bariatric Surgery Information:

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Contact Information:

Bariatric Center of Michigan
Wismer 3rd Floor Clinic
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
810.989.3328; fax 810.987.1532