BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Vishnu Subramani, M.D.

Bariatric Medicine & Internal Medicine Physician located in Cape Girardeau, MO & Sikeston, MO
Now offering virtual care & appointments

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About BMI

BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is the premier medically supervised, and non-medically supervised, weight loss institute in Southeast Missouri. The bariatric medicine team welcomes patients needing weight loss management and treatment for weight-related chronic diseases at their offices in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, Missouri.

With board certification in internal medicine and obesity medicine, Vishnu Subramani, MD, combines medical skill with understanding and empathy gained from his own lifelong struggle with weight problems.

The team at BMI offers comprehensive bariatric and metabolic care. Patients diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions associated with obesity receive personalized medical care.

As bariatric specialists, BMI provides exceptional services such as weight loss management, medical weight loss, pre and post gastric bypass. Their inclusive care also incorporates nutritional counseling, dietary plans, and obesity treatment.

BMI has done extensive research to bring state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment programs to the practice. Diagnostic testing allows BMI to fully customize each patient’s diet and exercise plan based on their unique metabolism.

The tests that support individualized care include BodyLogic™ DXA Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, VO2 Max Testing by KORR™, Indirect Calorimetry to determine resting metabolic rate, VO2/CO2 comparison, and 3D body imaging.

Patients may also receive food allergy testing, genetic testing, advanced ho rmonal testing, bioidentical hormone therapy, and a gut check to assess the health of the gut microbiome.

Treatment at BMI never takes a cookie-cutter approach thanks to the information obtained through advanced testing. In addition to personalized treatment plans incorporating diet, exercise, and medications, BMI offers advanced treatment options. 

To learn more about the array of services available to support healthy weight loss, call BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute or schedule an appointment using the online booking system today.


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Our Mission

BMI is the premier medically supervised as well as nonmedically supervised weight loss institution in Southeast Missouri. BMI has done comprehensive research to bring patients state of the art diagnostic and treatment programs for Obesity, Weight Management, Hormonal Treatment, Resting and Advanced Metabolic Testing.



Our physician, Vishnu Subramani M.D., is both board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine He brings in years of experience in dealing with patients that have struggled with obesity and weight management. Dr. Vishnu Subramani is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He brings years of experience in treating patients with weight loss and weight-related medical problems. He has a strong passion in helping patients with Obesity or weight related problems because of his own struggles with weight his entire life. He can both sympathize and empathize with his patients.


BMI is the premier medically supervised as well as non-medically supervised weight loss institution in Southeast Missouri. BMI has done comprehensive research to bring patients state of the art diagnostic and treatment programs for Obesity, Weight Management, Advanced Hormonal Testing and Treatment, Resting and Advanced Metabolic Testing. BMI uses cutting edge technologies like the DEXA Scan, RMR, VO2/CO2, and Genetic Testing just a name a few.

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Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, BMI accepts most major insurance plans. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office at 573-BMI-CAPE.

Advantage Insurance Network
Medicare Advantage
Palmetto GBA

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Worried about Metabolic Syndrome?

Have you heard of metabolic syndrome? Yes, it is a very common disease and under recognized. Metabolic Syndrome makes it very difficult to lose weight.


The is the one question that all people want to know! Unfortunately, there is no cookie-cutter, one size fits all diet. The most important thing about a diet that you choose is how sustainable is it.




Words from our patients

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    "He is very supportive and attentive and is available by text when I have questions outside of my visits."

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    "I'm doing well on his program would highly recommend HIM and he has a great Bed-side Manner!"

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    "Dr Subramani is knowledgeable, friendly, and really wants to help people reach their goals. In my opinion, BMI is a great medical office to go to for your needs."

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    "Would highly recommend! Very caring and compassionate team!"

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