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BMI Weight Category
Under 18.5 Underweight
18.5- 24.9 Normal
25 - 29.9 Overweight
30 - 34.9 Obese
35 - 39.9 Clinically Obese
40 or greater Morbidly Obese

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general indicator of whether or not you are maintaining a healthy weight based on the ratio of your weight to your height. It’s an imperfect scale as it doesn't account for differences in body types. For example, a 5 foot 9 inch bodybuilder who weighs 215 pounds and has a 6% body fat would be labeled obese. And there is already a new scale just for people from Southeast Asia where the ranges are lowered.

While it can be a good indicator of the healthiness of your weight if you fall within certain statistical norms that were used to develop it, it should be taken with a significant grain of salt and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation of your health by a doctor.

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Center for Weight Management
Two locations:

20 Research Place
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

203 Turnpike Street
2nd Floor
North Andover, MA 01845

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Phone: 978-788-7200
TTY: 978-937-6889
Phone: 877-LGH-WELL

About Our Program

It's more than the way you look, it's how you live

It's more than a new body, it's a new way of living

Losing weight is a lot more important than a new pair of pants. It's sleeping comfortably through the night. It's joining your kids in a game of hide and go seek.

  • It's your diabetes — cured.
  • It's high-blood pressure  reduced.
  • It's joint pain  gone.
  • It's about you  and wellness.

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Designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Level IA Accredited Bariatric Center

The Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery is a Center of Excellence

We offer surgical options to help you become healthier and feel better.

Weight loss management is not a simple matter. And for many, it is not just a matter of willpower and diet. A successful program involves many aspects of care, from nutrition planning to exercise, counseling to medical procedures, monitoring and professional expertise. At Lowell General Hospital, the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery brings it all together to help you achieve your personal goals to living a healthier lifestyle.

Investigating your options to manage obesity is the first step to gaining control over your body and finding a solution that works for you. That involves discussing your goals, your lifestyle and your choices with professionals who can give you accurate information and counseling to help you make your decision.

Changing Lives

The Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that respects your individual needs and confidentiality. You'll find a multi-disciplinary team to help you with dietary counseling, behavior modification, exercise, support groups and options for bariatric surgery in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

Should you proceed with an operation, our team of bariatric specialists and surgical nurses have performed more than 3,000 successful surgeries.

Find out more at a FREE Weight Management Information Sessions.

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