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Carolinas HealthCare System

We are dedicated to helping you navigate the decision of whether bariatric surgery is right for you.

To qualify for surgery, you should:

  • Be between 18 and 70 years of age (in most cases).
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater, and typically exhibit a serious medical co-morbidity (such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.).
  • Have previously tried a variety of means to lose weight.
  • Be highly motivated to make an important lifestyle change.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Use our BMI Calculator
Your BMI Classification Your Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very high
40 and over Morbidly Obese Extremely high
Begin Your Journey Here

Contact Global Patient Services,
Carolinas HealthCare System
Phone: 704-446-2304
Fax: 704-446-7319

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