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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 F or the longest time it was LBs, but now BMI is the unit of meas- ure surgical facilities use to deter- mine whether an overweight patient is a safe and suitable can- Using body mass index to predict operative risk. When Is BMI Too High? Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief • SLIDING SCALE Some facilities have increased their BMI cutoff because so many of their patients exceeded it.

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