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A 51-year-old male asked:

seven years ago i had a sleeve gastrectomy..is my life in danger because of corona virus ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Debrota
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Everyone is at risk: Everyone is at some risk. A 51 year-old is at greater risk of death if infected with SARS-CoV-2 than a 20 year-old. If you are still obese, possibly you have diabetes or hypertension, both of which seem to increase risk. We don't know if past bariatric procedures increase or decrease risk. If you have lost weight, you may have reduced your risk somewhat. Isolation definitely reduces risk.
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
Not higher risk: Gastric sleeve by it self does not add extra danger. So, you are at Same risk as other people at 51, with similar medical conditions. We know that people with Diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease are at more risk.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleeve gastrectomy: does not put you at greater risk of more severe COVID 19 infection. Morbid obesity can increase risk.

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