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Gastric Bypass Bmi Requirement
BMI: To my knowledge there is a range of requirements for gastric bypass. Many bypass surgeons will put you on a diet for a month or more before making a decision about bypass surgery. Once you have listened to and been evaluated by a bypass surgeon you will spend some time thinking about future steps. ...Read more
Body mass index is also known as BMI. Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
Am I a good candidate for gastric bypass . I'm a 36 ye old woman 5'2 225 lbs that makes my BMI just over 40 If I'm correct.
Lifestyle : Your lifestyle change could give you the wight loss withou the risks of surgery. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: You need a bmi of 40 or higher if you have no comorbidities (medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc). If you do have comorbidities, your bmi must be 35 or higher. These are the requirements for all insurance companies. In any case, at a bmi of 39.3, you are within a few pounds of a bmi of 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BMI is 44.5 gastric bypass is the only way I have tryed everything nothing works is there away i can get gastric bypass surgery for free?
What's the best way to get back on track? Had gastric bypass in 2004 lost 140 lbs but gained back 100lbs. Should i just do shakes? Bmi is 49.7.
Diet and exercise: It's not the answer you want to hear, but all weight related matters are due to an imbalance between calories consumed and calories burned. A dedication to a diet of moderation along with a regular exercise regimen will help you achieve your goals. Although gastric bypass helps with weight loss, in the end, it's still dependant on you making lifestyle changes. ...Read more
Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!
No: Duodenal switch will not work in a patient that has undergone gastric bypass, since the food stream no longer goes by way of the duodenum. If you are gaining weight after a gastric bypass, you should see your surgeon or a specialized GI physician, who can determine the cause for weight gain. This is usually due to enlargement of the connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine. ...Read more
I had nissen. It has unwrapped and esophagus shrunk. My BMI is 29. My md recommends gastric bypass. I'm not convinced. Take plavix so no meds .
Complicated Question: A bmi of 29 without comorbid conditions is not an indication for gastric bypass. That being said your bmi may have some contribution to why your nissen failed. First of all i would recommend seeing a surgeon in specializes in nissen or bariatric procedures. You may just need to lose a little weight and then have repeat wrap with an esophogeal lengthening procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a nissen for GERD 2 yrs ago. It has failed and esophagus shortened and ulceration. Dr advises gastric bypass. I'm very concerned. Bmi is 23.
I wanna get gastric bypass surgery but I'm to afraid to go to my doctors office and talk to him about it. I'm 18 years old 5'5 and weigh 240 BMI 40?
Talk to PCP: Talk to your PCP about your concerns. Do not request anything specific, don't say " I want gastric bypass" but discuss your concerns. You probably qualify for a procedure. Typically either BMI equal or greater than 40 alone, or BMI > 35 plus other medical risk factors like BM, hypertension, elevated cholesterol qualify pt for a procedure. Plus you are 18 y/o and are an adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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