Patient Support Network
Share personal experiences with others and receive support from the Penn Medicine bariatric community.
Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Blog
Visit Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Update blog to get tips for healthy living and weight loss, learn more about bariatric or weight loss surgery, and stay up to date on program news and events.
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.
Share Your Story
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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