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Join the 90 percent of people who lost at least half of their excess body weight with bariatric surgery.

Supporting you through your weight loss journey

At Northwell Health, we are committed to providing you with the education and resources you need, and the personalized attention and support you deserve in order to make the best choices for your health.

Our nationally recognized bariatric surgeons are innovative leaders in their field. They specialize in minimally invasive, robotic, and non-invasive techniques. We have an established record of accomplishment for long-term recovery and effective weight loss, and perform more than 3,000 bariatric procedures each year in the regions we serve. This means we’re able to provide the highest, most effective level of care to all our patients.

Weighing the benefits of bariatric surgery

Surgical approaches to weight loss can decrease your risk for coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, endocrine disorders, hypertension, joint issues, pulmonary problems, infertility, chronic diseases and pulmonary problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea. Bariatric surgery ultimately helps lose excess weight and take control of your health.

Additional potential benefits include:

  • Reduction or elimination of medications for high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Normalization of the menstrual cycle
  • Increased libido
  • Improvement of osteoarthritis
  • Increased self-esteem and energy
  • Improvement of sleep apnea

Body mass index (BMI) calculator

According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Knowing your BMI can help you understand your overall health and if you are at a healthy weight for your height.

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BMI results

Your BMI:

BMI Classification Health risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely obese Very high
40+ Morbidly obese Unacceptably high
Health risk assessment

Know your risk

Did you know that obesity contributes to some of the leading causes of early and preventable death? Find out if your lifestyle puts you at risk, what your weight management options are and if you can benefit from bariatric surgery.

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