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Is there a certain weight to be considered for bariatric bypass surgery (for weight reduction)?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Criteria/BMI: It is usually a certain bmi (body mass index) that is calculated based on weight and height. But those criteria are changing/getting lower. Check with your pcp or see a bariatrician or use medscape/wikipedia//even google to read mores.
Dr. Matthew Hennig
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
Varies...: Medicare will cover bariatric surgery for those with bmi of 35 or greater. Other insurance policies may vary.

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