A 39-year-old member asked:
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do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014

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