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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

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

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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 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?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise come first, and second and third. Don't blame the medications. Surgery types that can be done include lap band surgery, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve. They should be the last resort, when everything else fails. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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How much can I expect to lose after gastric sleeve a year after surgery. I weigh 250 now?

How much can I expect to lose after gastric sleeve a year after surgery. I weigh 250 now?

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

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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 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?

Overweight: Key to lose weight is have negative balance, that eat lesser than what your body needs so that you can burn out the fat. That means diet, diet and diet the exercise. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Diet and Exercise: I know this is the standard answer, but that is because it is still the best. Decreasing your caloric intake, and increasing your exercise is still the best way to lose weight in the long run. ...Read more

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Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to lose 20 pounds?

Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to lose 20 pounds?

No: You do not qualify for such surgery. And risks are real and significant. A bariatric program CAN counsel you regarding diet, exercise, and eating behaviors. ...Read more

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How much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery?

How much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery?

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

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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?

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?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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Will 3-4 days be ok to pass a nicotine test? I weigh about 290 and I'm having weight loss surgery

Will 3-4 days be ok to pass a nicotine test? I weigh about 290 and I'm having weight loss surgery

Probably: You may pass the test, but your lungs will not have recovered from the insult of tobacco and it may make recovery from anesthesia more difficult. It would be prudent to let your doctors know about your smoking history. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Which weigh loss surgery is the safest?

Which weigh loss surgery is the safest?

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

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I weigh 120 pounds is there anyway to get a fat butt without surgery?

I weigh 120 pounds is there anyway to get a fat butt without surgery?

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

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How stressful is it to perform surgery? Any surgeons want to weigh in?

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

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I currently weigh 106 lbs with a BMI of 17.4 and I was wondering if it could cause health problems with surgery?

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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?

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

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