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How much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
BMI > 40: Body mass index of >40 or BMI > 35 with co-morbidities, double your ideal bmi, or 100 pounds above ideal bmi. I have seen patients who are above 350 ... Read More
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Depends: Body mass index(bmi) is typically referenced to determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery.Insurances require a min bmi of 35-40 with medical c... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: It is based on your body mass index which can be googled to calculate. A bmi of 35 with co morbidity or > 40 without.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. ... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: A number of docs run medically-supervised weight loss clinics. They have abillity to add medications to lifestyle modification. See if you find one th... Read More
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weekly support : Some of the better non-surgical programs rely on weekly support to help change habits and diet plus keep accountability and emotional support. Medifas... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Probably: You may pass the test, but your lungs will not have recovered from the insult of tobacco and it may make recovery from anesthesia more difficult. It w... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Most likely: You probably would but the road to weight loss surgery takes some dedication, often including meeting with a nutritionist, a psychologist, an exercise... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, suc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Need to weigh risks: first with your doctor, before just chosing bariatric surgery first. There's pros and cons when your stomach is reduced to the size of a small finger ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Has drawbacks: In lost decade remarkable progress has been made in wt loss surgery, but not a panacea has its own draw backs, has to know life style will be changed... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
On 1200 calorie max?: A low-calorie diet speeds up weight loss. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body burns stored fuel (fat). If a pe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Different types: It varies quite a bit depending on what type of operation-- the options range from a adjustable gastric band to a laparoscopic gastric bypass, to a sl... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Interesting question! it depends on the type of surgery you had. Typically, less aggressive modalities, such as lap band will produce gradual weight l... Read More

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