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Im too fat...want to ask about surgery?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
"Too fat": If you are too fat, called obese, you may be a candidate for surgery. This is a complex and serious operation and you need to investigate all your options before making a decision. A good place to start is to discuss this with your primary physician. You can also google this and look for reputable sources of information e.g. Mayo clinic.Com.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
What about it?: Surgical weight loss is the single most effect tool in producing substantial weight loss long term. It should be consider in those individuals who have repeatedly failed conventional methods or those who have developed underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Certain criteria should be met for insurance to cover such as a bmi > 40. Refer to website for more details.

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