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How Overweight Do You Have To Be To Have Gastric Bypass Surgery
BMI >40: As different people have different dimensions of weight and height, the current recommendations of bariatric or weight loss surgery are based on bmi (weight/height squared). People with bmi>35 and a comorbid condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or anyone with bmi>40. You can calculate bmi this by going to http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Most insurances require the patient to be at least 18 although a few are allowing as young as 15 if they meet significant medical necessity. If the patient or family self finances the procedure then it's up to the surgeon and their comfort level and their experience with potentially younger patients.There are no absolute contraindications to operating on younger patients as long as they're healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Major surgery: Having gastric bypas surgery is a mjor undertaking and requires the person to have stable cardiac function, stable lung function, and yes, stable mental health. Mental health willplay a large role in the eventaul succes of gatric bypass, so it is importatn to be mentally sound to get this surgery, so a person will have the best possible outcomes. ...Read more
Depends on deformity: Decision to perform surgery depends on a variety of factors. If they bother on a regular basis or limit activity, it is time to consider surgery. Good shoes with support can slow down the process and poor shoes can speed up and/or aggravate the problem. See your podiatrist to discuss options. Visit ACFAS.org. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gallstones and do not need to have surgery at this time. How to improve gallbladder health.
Healthy diet: If stones are incidental discovery not giving any symptoms , could be observed , small stones may enter biliary ducts may cause complications, stay in good healthy diet , fresh vegetables, non fried low fat diet , do not eat junk food , along with plenty of exercise , hope you will never get a gall bladder attack . Thank you dr godwin for your nice comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16yo gastric bypass: Can you? Yes. Should you? That will take a lot of discussion to determine. You should only be evaluated for gastric bypass surgery at place that has an adolescent weight loss surgery program. Very few places around the country have that. The work up process for a 16yo is much different than an adult. Make sure you go to a surgeon that has done thousands of gastric bypasses. Experience counts. ...Read more
18 Years Old: Most often, plastic surgery is an elective procedure, so you really should be at least 18 years old (a consenting adult) to legally give your consent. Minors can undergo plastic surgery with appropriate parent/guardian consent when it it warranted (as in reconstructive plastic surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bariatric surgery is: ...available in those under age 18. Here a specialty-society guideline link to help: https://asmbs.org/resources/pediatric-best-practice-guidelines ...Read more
What to do if I have to get both, due to health issues, and I really don't want to suffer two recoveries. is it possible these surgeries can be done together?
For what?: What type of surgery do you need? Can they both be done by the same surgeon? Would one interfere with the other? You really have to pose your question to your Surgeon. He/she will know what's best for you. ...Read more
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