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How Much Should You Weigh To Have Weight Lose Surgery
I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan
Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine. Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino. Com/. Good luck! ...Read more
I used to weigh 164 now weigh 216 because of seroquel (quetiapine). What type of weightloss surgery is there that can reduce amount of food I take in losing weight?
I want to gain weight, I have Crohn's and haven't gained but a pound since 1st surgery in 2010, I eat pretty normal and use to weigh 190 and I am 152.?
152 ain't bad!: Crohn's surgery may shorten your small bowel, important for nutrient absorption, thus explaining your inability to gain weight. Discuss your worries with your GI doc, they may be able to help; also, seeing a nutritionist to eat higher caloric foods may be helpful to gain weight, but may also be harmful, so only do it with medical guidance. ...Read more
Gastric sleeve surg: Gastric sleeve surgery is successful in helping patients loose weight. Depending on your diet, exercise regime, most patients lose about 60-70% of their excess weight. (Bariatric Surgery, A Systemic Review and Meta Analysis, 2004). What type of diet are you on currently? Let us know your risk factors to give you a more precise answer. ...Read more
I'm a 34 yr old female. Height is 5ft 6 and weigh 180 lbs. have 5 slipped discs and awaiting prolapse surgery. How to get weight down?
I'm 22 years old with 4 kids and im 5"5 and weigh close to 300pds and I want to lose it but its hard I thought about surgery and still want to get it can you give me advice on what's best that I do please help me.?
Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to lose 20 pounds?
Depends: Body mass index(bmi) is typically referenced to determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery. Insurances require a min bmi of 35-40 with medical conditions or >40. If financing the procedure yourself, bmis as low as 30, especially if the patient has developed medical problems such as diabetes or htn. Some patients have even had a lap-band for bmis as low as 28 or 29. Surgery should be last resort. ...Read more
My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?
Will 3-4 days be ok to pass a nicotine test? I weigh about 290 and I'm having weight loss surgery
My father is 65 yrs old he had heart surgery on age of 62,he seems to lose weight he is weighing around 54 kg at height of 160. What are survial rate?
Depends: Survival following bypass surgery is strongly influenced by the state of the heart before the surgery such as previous damage from previous heart attacks and the extent of such damage.Also, the presence of other conditions such as diabetes, or kidney dysfunction. Although survival under this conditions do not approach normalcy, the outcome is certainly much better than without surgery ...Read more
I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back
If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more
I am a 49 yr old female. I am 5'6 & weigh about 185-190 lbs. would any of the weight loss surgeries be an option for me?
Your BMI is just: Under 30, according to my calculations. The, technically, puts you in the overweight, not obese, category. Bariatric surgery is usually advised, and covered by insurance, for those whose BMI is >40 or 35 to 39.9 with a serious weight related problem, i.e. type 2 diabetes, etc. Occasionally someone with a BMI of 30 to 34 qualifies if health problems are severe. Bariatric surgery likely not for you ...Read more
There are risks: To all the procedures. Of the most commonly performed surgeries, the sleeve gastrectomy has the lowest risk of leak, no risk of internal hernia or dumping syndrome, no risk of marginal ulcers. It has good weight loss results as well. The gastric bypass has slightly higher risks but is a better choice for some. See a bariatric surgeon to get an individualized answer based on your needs and goals. ...Read more
If you gain weight : In general — a certain amt will go to the buttocks. However, if you desire a fuller but not fatter butt- work with a trainer on building the size of your gluteal muscles. ...Read more
Variable: Depends on surgeon experience, patient illness and risk of complications, and operation difficulty level. Sometimes it's a lot more stressful than others. ...Read more
I currently weigh 106 lbs with a BMI of 17.4 and I was wondering if it could cause health problems with surgery?
Depends . . .: Variables include type of surgery as well as your overall health, lifestyle, eg tobacco & alcohol habits, and other medical conditions. Best to discuss your proposed procedure with your surgeon as well as your family doc (who will probably be the one to sign off stating that you're healthy enough for surgery). ...Read more
Hello, I am 23 yr old female and weigh 112lbs, how can I get rid of chubby cheeks and have high cheekbones without a surgery, please help!
They make you,: YOU! First, I am certain you are much more aware and concerned about your chubby cheeks than anyone else is. While I don't know how tall you are, your weight of 112 lbs suggests you are not overweight. I'm certain your cheeks are fine (and adorable). Toning your cheek muscles might help a little. Go to med-health.net, "How to Get Rid of Chubby Cheeks"! I would not consider plastic surgery! ...Read more
Hello, I am 23 yr old female and weigh 112lbs, height 5'1 how can I get rid of chubby cheeks and have high cheekbones without a surgery, please help!
You cannot: You are not overweight. Your high cheek bones are genetic and fixed, and I feel only plastic surgery can alter them. You would have to lose significant weight to lessen your chubby cheeks and you may end up looking too gaunt and unhealthy. A plastic surgeon can answer your question better. ...Read more
I use to weigh 310. Now 258. I have extreme gynecomastia. Is there a way to fix without surgery? If not, what is the expected cost of this procedure?
Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no causative agents involved, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. After weight loss, if excess skin is present, excision may be necessary/helpful. ...Read more
I have belly fat I weigh 260 5'5 female what surgery would be good for me? Liposuction? How much would whatever surgery you think is the best cost?
Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more
I am 6'4" weigh 180lbs and have a large frame my wife says I look sick and frail I have dropped 20lbs post gall surgery any problems? Also eat healthy
Problems?: How do you feel? Do you feel like you're having any problems? Losing weight is common after a big operation, but 20 pounds is more than we usually see. However, if you had an open cholecystectomy for severe infection or following pancreatitis, that might be reasonable. It almost always comes back. ...Read more
I am 32, 32FF cup, weigh 140, Bmi of 22. My back, neck, and shoulders are in constant pain. How can I get pre approval for surgery? I have Aetna marke
Difficult: The insurance company will do all in its power to define this as a cosmetic alteration which they will not cover. Your physician, a physical therapist and perhaps you OB-GYN can send letters in support of the need for breast reduction as a physical necessity. Occasionally this will convince them to provide coverage, but it is an uphill battle. Good luck. ...Read more
Check your BMI: A patient's body mass index or bmi needs to be measured prior to surgery. There is solid scientific evidence to suggest that the results are compromised and the complication rate after knee replacement surgery is higher if a patient's bmi is over 40, even worse if the bmi is over 50. Weight loss to bring your bmi down prior to surgery is recommended. ...Read more
After cateract surgery, my lower outer corner of my eye is blocked by 1/3 of my vision. Feels like something heavy weighing it down. I'm upset.?
Droopy eyelid?: Your question is not clear. But it sounds like the outside part of your upperlid is drooping (ptosis) about 1/3 down. This is a very common after surgery in elderly. The muscles that pull the eyelid up become very weak by age and the surgical speculum may cause dehiscence of the muscle from eyelid no matter how careful your dr. Is. It is not the dr.'s fault. It may recover. ...Read more
I'm 23 years old, weigh about 60kg and my breasts are a gg-h cup and they're always sore and tender :(what to do? Do not want any surgery/scarring!
My job entails jumping in and out of delivery truck 150 times, walking 6-8 miles carry pkgs weighing 75-150 lbs. Can I do this after TKR surgery?
Heavy work: You don't have to jump, you can get out without jumping,if are able to do with bad knee, with new replaced knee joint it will be easy. Now question you want to go on limited or full disability probably you are entitled, your problem is real, you are not faking and discuss with your surgeon. You have a worthy reason to get it. ...Read more
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