At Streamline Surgical we pride ourselves on providing the very best care for our patients. We offer a wide range of weight loss surgery procedures and non-surgical options for the treatment of obesity.
There is no one size fits all solution to obesity and the type of treatment or procedure required differs depending on each individual’s needs. In this section we outline the five main types of procedures we offer.
Streamline Surgical will happily discuss all the options open to you and advise you about the best option for your personal needs.
Who is eligible for weight loss surgery
In terms of the required criteria for eligibility for weight loss surgery, here at Streamline Surgical we believe that every patient is unique and so we have no hard and fast criteria that we use for everyone. In general terms, if a patient has no illnesses related to their obesity they would probably need to have a BMI of around 40kg/m² to be recommended for treatment. For patients with obesity related illnesses this level would drop to nearer 35kg/m². For NHS patients the level at which you well get funding is set by your Primary Care Trust, and so may differ from these levels.
Body Mass Index (BMI) describes a person’s body weight relative to their height and correlates strongly with the body fat content. It is the primary indictor used by bariatric surgeons to assess a patient’s suitability for surgery and to monitor post-operative weight loss.
BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight (kg) by their height squared (m²). For example, a patient weighing 150kg with a height of 1.70m: BMI =150kg/1.70m² = 51.9kg/m² BMI is also used to define thresholds of weight:
Risk of associated co-morbidities*
18.5 or less
18.5 – 24.9
25.0 – 29.9
30.0 – 34.9
35.0 – 39.9
Very High Risk
40.0 or greater
Extremely High Risk
* Including hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnoea and cardiovascular disease
Use the BMI calculator below to find out whether you qualify for weight loss surgery:
Calculate your BMI
Please fill in your weight and height in the fields below, then click on ‘calculate’ to view your BMI with your results plotted on the graph.