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Can you tell me about the bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Bariatric surgery.: Bariatric surgery is a great option for weight loss. Reduced all-cause mortality compared to non-surgical weight loss. Better chance of achievement of HgbA1C < 7, LDL < 100 and systolic BP < 130 as noted by the American Diabetes Association. Better chance of long term sustainable weight maintenance. Low risk of complications in the hands of an experienced surgeon.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can you eat after you have had bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: You need to check with your surgeon, prior to having the surgery. Ask your surgeon they will give you a listing of what you can and cannot eat after surgery.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how effective is bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
General Surgery 43 years experience
Very effective: Weight loss after bariatric surgery depends on multiple factors. The most important one is the patient's motivation to lose the weight. There are multiple procedures and each one has its pros and cons. A consultation with a bariatric surgeon is most helpful to understands these different options.

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