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Body Mass Index Calculator

Body Mass Index Calculator

Patients are required to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 37 before tubal reversal surgery and less than 45 before vasectomy 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.

Only use this calculator to determine BMI. Do not worry if the calculator says you are ‘overweight’.

The calculator is designed to calculate your BMI and also provide an estimate of your health based on weight; under weight, ideal weight, over weight, etc.

  • We only use the BMI information to determine if you are a candidate for reversal surgery.
  • You can use the weight classification to help you determine if you want to lose weight to improve your health.


Is your BMI over 37 (women) or over 45 (men)?

If your body mass index is higher than our maximal limits for surgery, 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.

Have Questions? Leave a comment here or visit our contact page.


Betsy Aguirre Reply

im 25. and im 5’0. I weigh 152..

    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Your BMI is 29.6

    We require your BMI to be less than 37 to have surgery at our center. As long as your BMI is less than 37 on the day of surgery then we would be able to have surgery at our center.

    Here is a video we encourage you to watch: Advice on choosing a tubal reversal doctor

    Our BMI limit is for patient safety during surgery. The higher a person’s BMI is then any surgery is more difficult, you have a higher chance of getting an infection in your incision, and people with larger BMI have more anesthesia complications.

    You may want to consider gastric surgery. This will lower your BMI, improve your health, and make it easier to become pregnant. Also your pregnancies would be safer and healthier.

    BMI is calculated based on height and weight. Your BMI is officially calculated on the day of your surgical consultation.

    We do not charge patients based on BMI.

    You can check your BMI with our BMI calculator here: BMI Calculator

    You should send us your tubal ligation records for a free review.

    Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food. Patients stay in Raleigh a total of 2 nights and 3 days. The consultation is the first day, surgery the second day, and postoperative visit is the third day.

    We charge $6,900 total for surgery plus $150 to schedule.

    We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

    Although $6,900 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

    The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once. On average, about 2 out of every 3 women become pregnant with tubal reversal surgery.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about reversal surgery at our center.

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