Body Mass Index Calculator

Check your body mass index (BMI) with our advanced body mass index calculator, and find out if you qualify for surgical or medical weight loss with Dr. Curry’s team!

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95 thoughts on “Body Mass Index Calculator

        1. Hi Denise, you may be a good candidate for the gastric balloon that is coming out soon! Stay tuned…

          Dr. C

  1. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2004 and had great success meeting my goal weight. In the past 2 years i have gained back an incredible 75lbs. My ability to eat has increased some what but not so much as to seemingly cause such and increase in my weight. What kind of help is available for me?

    1. Hi Ruth – the new Overstitch gastric pouch reduction procedure may be a good option for you. Can 513-259-2555 and they can discuss your options.

      Dr. C

  2. Hi my name is Amanda I have care source insurance I weigh 220 pounds and I am 5″5 u don’t want to go under the knife so if you could answer some questions that would be great thanks

  3. Hello Dr. Curry,
    I have type II Diabetes and my motabalism has slowed tremendously. I am currently taking Metformin, Armor Thyro and Invokana. I really want to get off all meds, but can’t seem to get into a good exercise routine. I walk to work when I can and am eating healthy by following the Paleo Diet. It’s worked so far and I have already lost 30 lbs. since September 2014. As I get older, I want to be able to maintain my weight and have more energy. Just wondering if I am a good candidate for the gastric sleeve surgery?

    1. Hi Katie, if your BMI is over 35 you most likely would be a good candidate for gastric sleeve. If it is 30-35 a Lap Band may be your best option.

      Dr. C

  4. I am on meds for hypertension and cholesterol, can I still get meds for weight loss? I am 57 years old, 5 ft. 3 in. And I need to lose around 100 pounds. Can you help?

    1. Most likely you would be a good candidate Kim, check your numbers on the BMI calculator to make sure you qualify.

      Dr. C

  5. I am interested in the non surgical program but not sure if I qualify. I weigh 180 pounds and would like to see my self down to 155-160. Is there a chance?

  6. I want to get the Gastric Balloon I have Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure and sleep apnea and weigh about 256 will I be able to get this?

  7. Hi. I am 19 years old. I have been overweight my entire life. I was about 210 my entire high school career and started gaining by the end of my junior year. I went to drum corps for 3 months (the summer of 2013) and lost 40 pounds. I was 180 when I got home. Since then, I have gained a tremendous amount of weight due to losing my grandfather, lack of confidence, starting college and quiting, moving on my own, and losing my job. I now weigh 312.6 as of this morning. I want to lose this weight, my mom was 250 a year ago and has lost about 80 pounds on Adipex. I just want to know if I would qualify in your opinion to start adipex. I just wanted to know if there would be an issue because I weigh so much or I’m younger. Also, I do not have any health issues as of right now.

  8. Good Day,
    Dr C inserted my Lapband I think 2005 or and I went from a size 24 to a 8, and 284lbs to 175a now size 12-14 depending on the maker of the clothing , now I am treading 205lbs would like to know what are the procedure to have it removed . Thanks for your time

  9. Hi Pam,
    Do you remember me? I am doing great! I am 153lbs!!!!!!! 🙂 keep working on it and happy. Tell Dr. Curry pls. How are you? Pam could you do me a favor, could you look at my file and tell me the name of the first medicine Dr. Curry gave me, the very first one? I do not remember .
    Thank you very much

  10. I am having trouble with hernias in my abdomen from a botched colon surgery and my Dr. wants me to lose more weight because my abdomen is not good enough for the mesh. Would this be a good option for me and is this covered by Medicare and ChampVa insurance that I have. I would like to lose about 50 pounds. I weigh about 232 now Thank you

    1. Hi there – medicare does cover surgical weight loss if you meet their criteria. I would give Marcy a call at 513-259-2555 extension 1 and she can help you.

      Dr. Curry

  11. I want to know what can you do for my i’m 44 years old and weigh 306 pounds i have nash my insurance do not cover weight loss surgery .

    1. Hi Terri. It’s frustrating that insurance frequently will not cover this medically necessary surgery, but we do have self pay and financing options. If you call Marcy at 513-259-2555 she can talk you through the procedures and financing.

      Dr. Curry

  12. Hi, my name is Tawny. I had a roux-en-y done by Dr. Curry about 10 years ago. I lost over 100lbs and felt great. In the last 5 years I have continued to regain some of the weight back. I would like to know if there is anything I could do to help me to lose the weigh I’ve gained back?

    1. Hi Tawny! I would recommend our Adipex program. Call Pam next week at 859-331-1035 and she can talk to you about details.

      Dr. Curry

  13. I am 58 about 100 lbs over weight .I am on Medicare and Medi Gold. do you know what they cover? medicine surgery or what .
    Thank You

  14. Hi Dr. Curry. What about thyroid issues? I was told at another clinic, i qualified medically just for having hypothyroidism. Is that not true for your office?

    1. We would have to get clearance from a cardiologist but we’ve done many surgeries on patients with heart stents.

      Dr. Curry

  15. Hi,I have been over weight for a long time now,after l lost my frist son and became diabetic,high blood pressure,knees replacments,then years later my other son died in march2015,they only 2 sons and eating is off roof,and have been hosp for 7days because of my sugar being so high.l loved getting in my yard,but have become sugglish and unintersted because eating all the time ,so maybe you are able to help me.thank you

    1. We have many different treatment options Annette, just call 513-259-2555 and someone can help you figure out which one is best for you.

      Dr. Curry

  16. Hey , I was thinking about the lap band option bc I’ve tried Adipex but it didn’t give the results I wanted . My blood pressure is high and I’m getting tested for diabetes as well . I’m only 24 and I’m 309 lbs . Are there any specific qualifications for that surgery ? How do I figure out if my insurance will cover some costs ?

    1. Best thing is to call 513-259-2555 and talk to one of our patient service representatives, they can help you.

      Dr. Curry

  17. I would like to be considered for the gastric balloon . I have heard about the other options and am not really wanting to go under the knife. Please help!

  18. I am 34 years old, 5ft 6in and currently weight 314. I would really like to know if I am a candidate for the gastric balloon?

    1. Hi Giselle,
      You would be a candidate for a balloon most likely. It’s good for 30-50 lbs in most cases, if thats within the range you’re wanting to lose. If you want more info call 513-259-2555 to talk to one of our balloon specialists.

      Dr. Curry

    1. Hi Dawn,

      By your numbers it’s actually quite a bargain. Gastric balloons require 2 EGD’s, one for insertion and one for removal. So that’d be $4000. The device itself costs over $3000, so now we’re up to $7000. Then there are 12 office vists, so let’s just make it an even $1000 total for those. Now we’re at $8000 which is actually around what most practices are charging for this procedure. Our pricing for gastric balloon is among the lowest in the country.

      Dr. Curry

  19. Hi staff my doctor prescribed me Phentermine 37.5 mg tablet. I took it for one month and did not get the results. It did not suppress my appetite nor gave me energy. I’m afraid to keep putting pills in my body that do not work. What to do?

    1. Probably a medical weight loss option such as phentermine, Belviq, or Contrave. Call 513-559-1222 option 2 and someone can help you figure out the plan thats best.

      Dr. Curry

  20. hi there. have read all the comments but wondering if prices have gone up for the non surgical therapy. I have used the BMI calculator and qualify for any of the non surgical options. What is the price of the consult and what is the price of the medications for the medical approach. Does insurance cover anything. I do know that weight loss drugs are covered under my insurance and even considered “preventative” usually at no cost to me through a traditional physician.

  21. Hello! I have UMR/United Healthcare insurance – can you tell me if any of the surgeries would be covered under that?

    1. Hi Jennifer it’s unfortunately more complicated than just knowing who your insurer is. Call 513-259-2555 and they can help you figure it out.

      Dr. Curry

  22. I just checked my BMI its 36.5 I am 5’1 and weigh 195 and I also have a leg injury I will not recover from would I be a good candidate for the weight loss surgery and which one would you recommend for me.

    1. A patient with a BMI of 36.5 may be a candidate for surgery or gastric balloon. It’s hard to say without more info, I’d recommend calling 513-259-2555 to discuss your specific scenario.

  23. I do not see any men having this procedure doneis there a reason for this? I am 62 years old 6ft 320 lbs. Diabetic , high blood pressure, sleep apnea, low testropin.Looking for help

  24. I am 60 and wouold like to lose about 45 pounds. I have no health issues at this time and my BMI is between 32.1-32.6 right now. I would like information about non surgical options available to me as well as costs for those options. I am concerned about taking amphetamines due to the risks and side effects. Please let me know what options are available and the most cost effective as well.

    1. Hi Cathy,
      For 45 pounds without amphetamines I would probably go with a gastric balloon, possible with Belviq or Contrave supplementation.

      Dr. Curry

  25. I am a past Lap Band pt. I am wanting help with loosing the extra weight I have not lost with the band. If I am having complications with the band is that something that may be covered by insurance?

    1. It depends on whether or not you have bariatric benefits, give Marcy a call at 513-259-2555 and she can help you figure it out.

      Dr. Curry

  26. I have Medical Mutual of Ohio. I am 5’5″, about 265-270 lbs 63 years old. My BMI is 44.9. What is the best option for me.? How much, if any, would my insurance cover? I would like an option which is minimally invasive or some other option.
    Thank you

    1. Every policy is different so it’s hard to predict without seeing you for a consult first and looking at your comorbidities and such. If you call 513-259-2555 Marcy might be able to give you some rough estimate.

      Dr. Curry

  27. Hi my name is Cathy Connolly. I am on Medicare. I am 65 years 5’2″ and weigh 234. BMI is: 42.8 I have tried every diet you can think of. I suffer back and leg pain.
    Can you help me?

  28. I am a diabetic on medication with an A1c of 9. I am looking to lose the last 15 lbs to be within my bmi , current weight is 147lbs, lost about 35 lbs using the CICO method but have been stuck for several months. Interested in low dose adipex to jump start this hopefully last phase of my weight loss journey. Do you recommend? Thanks

  29. I have a BMI of 54, I have had a partial nephrectomy on one kidney and was born with only one kidney. I am a white male 55 years old and have sleep apnea, type 2 diabetic, high BP, take meds and shots. DO not desire any surgery, would however consider the balloon and meds for weight loss. I have watched all the videos on your site. I have Anthem Blue Cross/Shield insurance.. would this cover these procedures. Thanks for your time

    1. Insurance does not cover medical weight loss or gastric balloon, but we do have financing options. Just call 513-259-2555 and someone can discuss this with you!

      Dr. Curry

    2. Coverage for surgical weight loss is determined by your employer, not by your insurance company directly. Call 513-259-2555 and one of our patient service representatives can guide you through the process.

      Dr. Curry

  30. I have sleep apnea, severe asthma and high cholesterol. I am barely 5 ft 5 in , 63 years old but young at heart, and I weigh 215lbs. My BMI is 35.8….I need to loose about 50 lbs so I can breathe better and have quality of life. I have Medicare and I have applied for Medicaid. Can you help me?

    1. Medicare covers bariatric surgery for patients with a BMI over 35 with 2 or more weight related medical issues. I would recommend calling our patient service representatives at 513-259-2555 to discuss your specific case.

      Dr. Curry

  31. I had a gastric bypass 11 years ago and lost 150 lbs. but I’m still over 300 lbs. an then last August I had my thyroid removed. Losing weight feels almost impossible to me now. My body hurts. I have back issued, high blood pressure, depression. I don’t want to be a super model just healthy I have a horrible family health history too. Can I have the surgery again?

    1. Hi Dawn,
      For gastric bypass patients we have 2 options – the Overstitch, which is a revisional procedure, and our medical weight loss programs (Adipex, Contrave, Qsymia, etc.)

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  32. I have a bmi of 34.7 single mom of 4 with care source. I need to lose weight asap! What are the prices of the pills. My doctor gave them too me a few years back. But won’t give them (Adipex) back to me now. They worked and I only had to pay the price of the pills $30. I need to lose about 50+ lbs!

    1. Hello,
      Medical weight loss consultations are $199, and f/u visits are $99.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

    1. Hello Belinda,
      Insurance doesn’t cover Adipex visits unfortunately.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  33. Hi, I’m interested in having gastric sleeve surgery. The problem that I am having is that I have pulmonary hypertension and I wanted to know how dangerous will it be to have this surgery with having pulmonary hypertension. Is it safe?

    1. We have done many cases on patients with pulmonary hypertension. We would need to get clearance from your cardiologist and/or pulmonologist so it might be best to start with them.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  34. Hi Dr. Curry:

    Hope you are doing well. I have schedule my surgery to remove the lap band and do a gastric sleeve on 06/06/17 with Dr. Udelhofen. I met Dr. Udelhofen back on December and he explain the grastric sleeve process. My question is how many gastric sleeve or bariatric surgeries he has done in the past. I’m pretty sure that you get the best for your practice, but since his name is new to me I just wanted to check with you. Thank you.

  35. Hi I saw the commercial on television for the proceedure and I am interested in seeing the diabetes go into remission if possible and my weight loss is slow. My question is I was in the hospital last year for pancreatitisand I had to have my gall bladder and this disqualified me for diabetes meds that would help with weight loss. Do I qualify for these procedures and which one and why?


    1. We have done gastric sleeves and gastric bypasses on patients with a history of pancreatitis in the past, but a thorough review of records would be needed of course. I would say there is a pretty good chance that weight loss surgery would still be possible so I would recommend calling our patient service reps at 513-259-2555 and they can tell you how to proceed!

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

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