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What is Body Mass Index?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an approximate measure of whether someone is overweight or underweight. BMI of a person is calculated by dividing the weight of the person in kilograms by the square of their height in metres. BMI attempts to categorize a person as Normal, Underweight, Overweight or Obese based on the value obtained by attempting to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in the individual.

Classification Principal cut-off points Cut-off points for Asians
Normal Range 18.5-24.9 18.5-22.9
Pre-Obese (Overweight) 25.0-29.9 23.0-27.4
Obese Class I 30.0-34.9 27.5-32.4
Obese Class II 35.0-39.9 32.5-37.4
Obese Class III >=40.0 >=37.5
For Asian populations classifications remain the same as the international classification but that public health action points for interventions are set at 23, 27.5, 32.5 and 37.5. We address eligibility and prioritization for bariatric surgery within the coloured zones above
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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, India
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
Chairman - Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter


Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Websites:
www.drrpadmakumar.com
www.endoscopythyroid.com

Chairman, Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
National President - Indian Hernia Society (2016)
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India (2013 - 2018)
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016)
Founder Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Of India
Founder Member, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
International Faculty of IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
International Faculty of IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal