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Lap Band And Bmi
I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?
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
I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?
Based on BMI: Whether or not to perform perform a bariatric procedure is based on your BMI and your comorbidities, not % body fat. Lap bands are beginning to fall out of favor due to complications associated with them and a failure for long-term weight loss. Typically insurance will not cover bariatric procedures unless your BMI is over 40 or over 35 with comorbidities. Your BMI is 33.4 ...Read more
For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?
Lap band: That's tough to answer because we haven't figured it out exactly and failure rates are still high for lap bands. It is thought that bands are good for people with bmi under 50, volume eaters, active people who exercise, younger people (under 60). Not good for sweet eaters, super obese (bmi over 50), people with severe diabetes, heartburn/reflux. Bypass is better for these people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why won't the doctors i see recommend me for the lap band? I'm 5'5 and weigh 200 pounds, i know my BMI is not at the morbidly obesed rate, but I am overweight and have depression. I've had depression for 6 years now that started when my little sister pass
What do you suggest if i'm 41 years old, height is 5 ft 4 inches and weigh 185 lbs. Should i get a lap band?
Criteria for LAP: Your bmi is about 32 which is considered obesity. If you don't have any risk factors than many insurance co. Wouldn't cover it. If you bmi > 35 many insurance co would cover even if you didn't have any risk factors. However diet and exercise must have been tried and failed before you can be considered for the lap. ...Read more
Lap band: Can't answer that in such a short space. I spend an hour discussing that with new patients. You need to meet the bmi requirements first. If you do, you may then be a candidate for surgery. If you are, the next question is which operation is best for you. Just because you want a lap band doesn't mean that is the right operation for you. See http://www.Lapband.Com/ http://www.Realize.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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