New York Weight Loss & Surgery Robotic, Bariatric, and General Surgery in New York

Do You Know Your BMI?

Although some people question whether Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best and most accurate way to determine whether someone is considered Normal Weight, Overweight or Obese, it remains the most important measurement in the eyes of insurance companies when they determine whether or not someone is eligible for bariatric surgery. Although each insurance provider has a different policy, which is subject to change, the general rule of thumb to qualify for surgery is as follows:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • BMI 35-39.9 with one obesity related comorbidity that can include but may not be limited to Type II Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and/or Hypertension
  • BMI greater than or equal to 40
Calculate My BMI
We will help you determine your specific eligibility requirements.



Dr. Jonathan Arad, MD, FACS Bariatric, General, & Robotic Surgeon

"Our practice is dedicated to providing the most advanced, cutting edge surgical care. This approach helps our clients recover quicker, experience less discomfort, and ultimately get back to their lives sooner. As the most experienced Robotics and General Surgery practice in the tri-state area, we pride ourselves in our professionalism and patient care.” Dr. Jonathan Arad


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