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Please note: This information should not be construed as professional medical advice. This tool is accurate for heights between 4'10" and 7'0" and excludes pregnant women, children and athletes.

Are You a Candidate?

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First, use the interactive tool on the left to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI). These numbers, along with your answers to the quiz below, will help determine if you are an ideal candidate for weight loss surgery at UNC REX.

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Do you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater or equal to 35, with one or more significant obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and arthritis, OR a BMI greater than 40, regardless of other medical conditions?

  • Do you have a history of multiple failed weight-loss attempts by dieting, exercise, and medical therapies, as documented by your physician?
  • Are you 18 to 65 years of age?
  • Are your prepared to understand the procedure, its implications, and accept the operative risks?
  • Do you have realistic expectations and motivation?
  • Are you committed to lifelong maintenance programs for diet, vitamin supplementation, exercise, and follow-up with your healthcare team?

If you answered yes to the first question and other bulleted questions above, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery.

The specialized surgeons and registered nurses with Rex Surgical Weight Loss have years of experience working with patients interested in taking the next step on their weight loss journey. Let the staff at Rex Surgical Weight Loss help you in locating a weight loss (bariatric) surgeon. They can assist in helping you make informed decisions and establish a relationship with a surgeon you are comfortable with. Rex is known for compassionate care and state-of-the-art technology. If you decide on weight loss surgery, choose Rex.

For more information about medical weight loss at Rex Healthcare, call (919) 784-SLIM or 1-877-DOWNLBS. Please fill out the information below and type your letter in the space provided. *Rex Healthcare will not share your information with other organizations.
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For more information about surgical weight loss at UNC REX Healthcare, call 919-784-SLIM or 1-877-DOWNLBS.

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