Patient Tools

Get the most out of your treatment by changing your living habits. These tools help guide you in your journey.

Body Mass Index Calculator

Input your height and weight into the calulator below and press enter.


Body mass index (BMI) is the relationship of a person's height and weight. Candidates for obesity treatment include Detroit, Troy and Rochester residents who have a BMI of 35 to 40 and have one of five co-morbidities. Also, a BMI greater than 40 or are 100 pounds (45kg) above their ideal weight.

Use our BMI Calculator to determine if you may be eligible for the LAP-BAND® System. If you or a loved one's BMI is 35 or above, contact Troy Bariatric to learn more about how we can help.

Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Michigan and Metro Detroit area services.

New criteria for qualification for Bariatric surgery by BCBS 2011 Federal Employee bariatric policy update:

  • 18 years or older with two years of morbid obesity diagnosis prior to surgery
  • BMI 40 or more
  • BMI 35 or more with co-morbidities
  • Participation in medically supervised program for 3 months prior to surgery
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Psych Assessment
  • Patient has not been treated for substance abuse for 1 year prior to surgery
  • Patient has not smoked for 6 months prior to surgery
  • Evidence that attempts at weight loss in the 1 year period prior to surgery have been ineffective. Prior Auth/ “Pre-Service Review” must be submitted with the following info:

    1. Patient and provider info
    2. Location services are rendered
    3. LOMN
    4. CPT/HCPS codes
    5. Any supporting docs to include test results, etc
  • Estimated turnaround time for “pre-service review” is 21 days