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A 36-year-old member asked:

How useful is weight-loss surgery?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
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 diabetes will be cured after a gastric bypass. Surgery is the only proven method of long term weight loss. By that i mean published medical trials have proven that diets fail and surgery works.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to tell me about weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 58 years experience
Not recommended: Surgery for weight loss does not and will not give you the all satisfaction and healthy outcome from quick fix.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What should you eat after weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 58 years experience
Depends: What kind of surgery determines the kind of food to eat.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is a weight loss surgery like?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
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 a weight loss surgery seminar put on by a bariatric surgeon in your area. Just make sure you find a center that has a good reputation and has done thousands of weight loss operations. I can't really answer your question in this short space.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be to have weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Age not limitingfact: Teens are considered for surgery provided they stict to strict guidelines it depends on BMI 35-40, risk of medical condition outweighing other ways of managing weight.
A 23-year-old female asked about a 26-year-old female:

Is having weight loss surgery giving up?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
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 initiative.Keep up the good work. The best helping hand you have is often the one found at the end of your forearm.Helping others begins with helping yourself have. God loves you.If you are called to love others as yourself, necessitates loving u 1st.

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