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If you need to lose 75lbs. or more, our surgeons perform minimally invasive weight loss procedures and our staff (previously weight loss surgery patients themselves) can answer your questions or help you process your insurance documentation. We are here to help.


Is Gastric Bypass surgery a cure for diabetes?
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Find out your BMI:

Please enter your height in feet and inches and how much you weigh then click the calculate button:
Height:
feet inches
Weight:
pounds
Your BMI:
*
 
*This is not an official medical calculation. For an accurate B.M.I, please visit your doctor.
BMI Classification
Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Healthy Weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40 & over Morbidly Obese† Extremely High

*A person with a BMI between 35.0 39.9 may be eligible for weight loss surgery if they have co-morbidities (medical illnesses/diseases that are either caused by or contributed to by the excess weight that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.)
†Morbidly Obese:
"Morbid obesity" means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher, or is sufficiently overweight to severely interfere with health or normal function.

Are you morbidly obese or have health-risk factors
Have you repeatedly tried -- and failed -- to lose weight using diets, exercise and behavior modification?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you are likely a candidate for weight loss surgery. Learn more about your options; choose a procedure below:



California Thin is Now Available Nationally!

Surgeons from coast to coast can now apply to the national directory of California Thin. An announcement is set to coincide with the annual ASMBS Conference being held in Washington DC.

District of Columbia Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut RhodeIsland Massachusetts Colorado New Hampshire Maine Alaska Idaho Wyoming Montana Oregon Arizona Washington Nevada Utah Nebraska Kansas North Dakota Minnesota Iowa South Dakota Oklahoma Texas Mississippi Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Kentucky Tennessee Indiana Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Hawaii Florida Alabama Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Virginia West Virginia North Carolina Georgia New Mexico New York Vermont California

Please click on your state above to view a listing of weight loss surgery providers for your state. These providers are members of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).


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patients Actual Patients (results will vary) - Click here to play
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Janelle After SurgeryChannel 5 KTLA Los Angeles's Marta Waller and her team track the pre-op to post-op progress of Janelle who was 252lbs and was treated by Dr. Dahiya and Dr. McColgan.

Click here to watch the pre-op news clip.

Click here to watch the post-op news clip.

Disclaimer: California Thin is an independent service offered by BCCI, Inc. It is meant to be an educational site that offers patients information to help them investigate weight loss surgery. Although the site has been reviewed for accuracy, BCCI, Inc. cannot be held liable for inaccurate data or conclusions drawn from the site. Neither information obtained from this site nor e-mailed correspondence from BCCI, Inc. constitutes a doctor/patient relationship. This web site cannot be considered a doctor's opinion for your situation and is not a substitute for medical evaluation and counsel. Any surgeons listed here are private, independent practitioners.
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