Patient Support Network
Share personal experiences with others and receive support from the Penn Medicine bariatric community.
Obesity and Weight Loss Facts
- Obesity defined
- Most common causes of obesity
- Obesity-related health conditions
- Significant health gains associated with weight loss
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
To be eligible for weight loss surgery, patients must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with medical complications related to obesity, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and gallbladder disease.
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Frequently, people learn from the life experiences of their friends, peers, even strangers. Share your story about weight loss surgery at Penn.
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