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how much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
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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