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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Ricciardi
20 years experience Bariatrics
Depends: Everything a physician does is potentially risky and decisions are determined by risk vs benefit. Your doctor must answer if your weight/related medic ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Wanna live?: If you qualify for weight lose surgery then you should seriously consider it. In the right surgical hands you will do well. Behavior modification is ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Pretty safe: Short term risks depend on the condition of the patient and the surgeons volume. Generally an experienced surgeon with healthy patients has a 2.7% ris ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes if you work it: I have seen people do very well after weight loss surgery. It takes few months after surgery for results to show it is not dramatic the weight loss. B ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
29 years experience Bariatrics
Absolutely: Surgical weight loss is the single most successful means of losing weight long term compared to any conventional method such as diet and exercise. It ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Effective : Weight loss surgery is a tool. It is a tool for the patient to use and learn to use. It is effective when used properly.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Weight loss surgery : Weight loss surgery can be tremendously successful. Not only does it result in successful long term weight loss, over 80% of patients with type 2 diab ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Weight loss surgery: Only a weight loss surgeon will be able to answer that and the best ones recommend a diet for a few weeks or months before deciding whether you need s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Weight loss surgery: Well, the best thing to do is to ask patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. That gives you some realistic expectations. You can also attend ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Surgery: The simple answer is "When you can afford it". What is your weight and height and also your Body Mass Index? (BMI can be found on the web.) I would ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
NO!: Actually, just the oppposite.It is showing you are doing all that you can do to be the best you can be.You should be proud of your self improvement in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Weight loss surgery: Weight loss surgery has been shown time and time again to be the most successful and durable method to achieve weight loss when patients are more than ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
10 years experience General Surgery
Patient motivation: Bariatric surgery patients must be motivated to lose weight. They are typically seen by social workers, nutritionists, and psychologists in addition t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Surgery: Generally not - sorry!
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