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A 42-year-old male asked:

My bmi ranges 30-34 depending on intensity of dieting & exercises i do in a year.healthy otherwise with bp & asthma.should i go for barriatic surgery?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Bariatric surgery: Bariatric surgery is reserved for individuals with BMI > 40 or with BMI> 35 and serious health problems linked to obesity . Individuals with BMI> 30 and serious health problems linked to obesity can have gastric band. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/bariatric-surgery/Pages/potential-candidates.aspx
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Worth considering.: It may be worth considering bariatric surgery if you've given the earnest effort to lose weight as you've described.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2016

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