skip to content
Find a Doctor Expert Care at Your Service
Make an Appointment Call Our Care Line: (877) 255-7847 Connect Online »
Related News View All
Yoga - Tuesday Classes for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Restorative Yoga - free program  for cancer patients and family members - Sponsored by St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound

Read More »
Bariatric Surgery Center

My Weight Is Over: Calculate My BMI

Weight lbs. Height ft.    in.

Am I Obese?
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Today, o besity is most often measured by using a mathematical formula called a Body Mass Index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI can be determined by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and then multiplying by 705. For example, a woman who is 5’6” and weighs 190 would have a BMI of 31  .

Example: Height of 5’6” = 66 inches 66 squared = 4,356 190 divided by 4,356 = 0.0436 0.0436×705 = 30.75 (which would be rounded up to a BMI of 31)

Note: This calculation is based on the formula example from: The Calorie Council

What does my BMI Score mean?

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 Normal
25.0 - 29.9 Overweight
30.0 - 39.9 Overweight
40.0 - Above Morbidly Obese

What do I do now?

If your numbers are not what they should be, it may be time to learn how Medical weight loss surgery can help you or your loved one.

  • We invite you to attend our free Bariatric Information Seminar . This is required prior to being seen in the weight loss surgeon's office and is the first step in learning if weight loss surgery is right for you. Here, you will meet one or two of our bariatric surgeons and one or two team members such as the bariatric coordinator, physicians assistant, care line nurse, office assistant or the nutritionist who will be able to explain the program and process. Post-operative patients also regularly attend the seminar, so you will be able to get many questions answered by someone who has “been there and done that”.
  • At this seminar, you will obtain an extensive Bariatric Questionnaire regarding your past medical and diet history, and an Insurance Questionnaire. You will also have the opportunity to have your weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) calculated to see if you qualify for weight-loss surgery. If there are special circumstances that prevent you from attending a seminar, please contact us.
  • Choose a date from the New Patient Bariatric Surgery Seminar Schedule or call the Care Line nurse to reserve a seat at the seminar you choose. The Care Line nurse can also send you more information. Hope to see you soon!

Take The Next Step

View our Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories and learn more about how St. Vincent's Medical Center can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.


Call us to learn more: 877-255-7847

Find a weight loss clinicCalculate my BMI


Center Of Excellence

back to top