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Interpreting Your BMI

BMI Weight Category
Under 18.5 Underweight
18.5- 24.9 Normal
25 - 29.9 Overweight
30 - 34.9 Obese
35 - 39.9 Clinically Obese
40 or greater Morbidly Obese

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general indicator of whether or not you are maintaining a healthy weight based on the ratio of your weight to your height. It’s an imperfect scale as it doesn't account for differences in body types. For example, a 5 foot 9 inch bodybuilder who weighs 215 pounds and has a 6% body fat would be labeled obese. And there is already a new scale just for people from Southeast Asia where the ranges are lowered.

While it can be a good indicator of the healthiness of your weight if you fall within certain statistical norms that were used to develop it, it should be taken with a significant grain of salt and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation of your health by a doctor.

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Center for Weight Management
Two locations:

20 Research Place
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

203 Turnpike Street
2nd Floor
North Andover, MA 01845

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Phone: 978-788-7200
TTY: 978-937-6889
Phone: 877-LGH-WELL

Success Stories

Celebrating the Success of Our Patients

"I think the Lowell General Hospital Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery has the best team, the best program to prepare you for surgery and post-op. They have great doctors and nurses, nutritionists, interpreters...the whole thing is great." -Jose (Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass 2013)

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Maggie MarshallMaggie Marshall   Noemi LopezNoemi Lopez
Elena MinayaElena Minaya   Jose MinayaJose Minaya
Jeffrey ReimJeff Reim   Elba RosarioElba Rosario
Linda SobaloLinda Sobalo   Tammy TorresTammy Torres

Wife & Husband Teams

Elena MinayaJose MinayaElena & Jose Minaya

Elena & Jose Minaya - SPANISH version

  Wendy & Don Sheppard

Adjustable Gastric Band

Roberta CaronRoberta Caron   Nicole KalarNicole Kalar
Jake RobbinsJake Robbins   Tina TremblayTina Tremblay

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Donna KelleherDonna Kelleher   Sheri PanasSheri Panas
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