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i need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda

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Dr. Marc Bessler
35 years experience General Surgery
If : If diets an exercise have failed to keep off weight then surgery is an option to consider. The usual insurance criteria are a bmi or body mass index greater than 40 or greater than 35 with an obesity related medical problem such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. There are several operations performed including adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Most insurance in new york covers these operations in appropriate patients. Understanding the options and choosing the right operation should be done with a qualified surgeon.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Surgery : Surgery should not be on your mind right now. Get on a good diet and exercise program. If this doesn't work, the best procedure is lap gastric bypass or sleeve. The band is falling out of favor because of poor results and a high incidence of complications requiring further surgery.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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