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Gastric Balloon weight loss

With the Gastric Balloon Managed Weight Loss Programs that the New York Bariatric Group offers, you can expect to lose up to 70lbs* of excess weight and achieve the lifestyle goals you want. While a Gastric Balloon Managed Weight Loss Program does not require surgery, any medical procedure requires careful thought and consideration.

According to the CDC, 69% of American adults are currently overweight with many of them struggling with the same self esteem and health issues:

  • Do you want to look great for an event?
  • Have you been dieting unsuccessfully for years?
  • Are you looking for a weight loss support network?
  • Are you constantly out of breath?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are not alone.

Taking the First Step

To begin your weight loss journey, schedule a consultation at the New York Bariatric Group. Rest assured, here you will be advised by qualified doctors on what weight loss program will work for you, should you meet the qualifications.

Body Mass Index

For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.

  • An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight
  • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese

BMI is just one indicator of potential health risks associated with being overweight or obese. For assessing someone’s likelihood of developing overweight or obesity-related diseases, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines recommend looking at two other predictors:

  • The individual’s waist circumference (because abdominal fat is a predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases)
  • Other obesity-related risk factors including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers

BMI Calculator

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BMI Chart

Classification BMI
Underweight <19
Ideal BMI  19-25
Overweight 25-30
Obese >30
Severly Obese >35

BMI is usually a good indicator of body fat for most individuals. Although it does not directly measure body fat, it closely correlates to direct measures of it, such as underwater weighing. BMI is also an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method that can help determine if an individuals current weight could potentially lead to health problems. BMI is an important factor of obesity and may also be used as one of several key bariatric surgery requirements from insurance providers and doctors.

It’s important to note that BMI may be a relevant factor, but it is not a diagnostic tool. Whether an individual has a high or low BMI, their personal measurement should be left to a reputable doctor to determine if excess weight is a health risk.

Fat predominantly distributed around the waist is also a risk factor for health complications such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Fat predominantly deposited around the hips and buttocks doesn’t have this same risk.

A combination of your personal BMI and other health conditions or factors are used as standard bariatric surgery requirements. Learn more important obesity-related information by contacting the New York Bariatric Group or calling 800.633.8446.