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What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

Results and Statistics

All surgeries have risks and benefits, including bariatric surgery. St. Luke’s is proud to have results and surgical statistics that far exceed the national average.

The chart below shows how the St. Luke’s Weight management Center excels in key areas like length of hospital stay, mortality and readmission/reoperation rates.

For example, the national average for length of stay (how long you will be in the hospital) is 2.4 days. St. Luke’s Weight Management Program averages just 1.3 days.

Less time in the hospital equals a faster, easier recovery.

St. Luke’s vs. National Average Bariatric Performance Chart

Indicator Procedure Surgeons at
St. Luke’s Bariatrics *
BOLD **
Hospital Length of Stay Gastric Bypass 1.4 days 2.4 days
Adjustable gastric Band 0.8 days 0.74 days
Sleeve gastrectomy 1.3 days 2.21 days
30-Day Mortality Gastric Bypass 0% 0.14%
Adjustable Gastric Band 0% 0.03%
Sleeve gastrectomy 0% 0.18%
30-Day Readmission rate All 3 2.3% 3.11%
30-Day Reoperation Rate All 3 1.0% 1.33%



 

* Data as of 12/31/2013

** BOLD – Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database, a national database of clinical bariatric surgery information. Figures represent data reported in March 2010 on over 80,000 consented patients.

Success Stories

  • Before

    After

    Phedra

    Growing up, and maxing out at a statuesque 5’0”, there was never anywhere for the extra pounds to hide.

  • Before

    After

    Mikki

    After years of yo-yo dieting I was desperate to find something to help save my life.

  • Before

    After

    Michelle

    Like many people, I’ve battled with my weight all my life. I always felt like a failure because I couldn’t control this one area of my life.

  • Before

    After

    Mary Lizzie

    It was important to me to have an experienced surgeon and a program that had all the resources I knew I would need.