Body Mass Index
Women's Body Mass Index Calculator
At Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, patients are required to have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 37 at least 3 weeks prior to the date of their tubal reversal surgery. This policy is for optimal patient safety when undergoing elective outpatient surgery.
Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation based on height and weight that correlates with the amount of body fat. Calculating your BMI will tell you if you are at a healthy weight. Enter your height and weight in this BMI calculator to determine your body mass index.
If your body mass index is 37 or higher, we recommend progressive weight loss through diet combined with regular exercise such as walking daily. Fasting, limiting fluid intake, or using diuretics to lose weight immediately before surgery should be avoided to minimize the risks of surgery and anesthesia.
It is essential that you provide accurate information regarding your height and weight when scheduling surgery and during your anesthesia consultation. Providing inaccurate information about your height and weight, past surgery, or medical conditions may result in your procedure being rescheduled or cancelled.