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How long will I extend my lifespan if I have bariatric surgery?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A good amount.
Although I'm sure the exact data for which you're looking isn't out there, we know that obesity shortens the lifespan so we could infer that losing weight, surgically or otherwise, will reduce this shortening, if you will.

In brief: A good amount.
Although I'm sure the exact data for which you're looking isn't out there, we know that obesity shortens the lifespan so we could infer that losing weight, surgically or otherwise, will reduce this shortening, if you will.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
No lifespan increase but better quality of life.

In brief: None
No lifespan increase but better quality of life.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Years and quality
Additional years depends on bmi and current age.
If 20 years old now and bmi over 50 (about 150lb overweight) then can expect a 20 year life prolongation. But quality of life is also very much improved.

In brief: Years and quality
Additional years depends on bmi and current age.
If 20 years old now and bmi over 50 (about 150lb overweight) then can expect a 20 year life prolongation. But quality of life is also very much improved.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several years
We know by being obese a person can shorten their lifespan by over 20 years.
Successful weight loss surgery can reverse that.

In brief: Several years
We know by being obese a person can shorten their lifespan by over 20 years.
Successful weight loss surgery can reverse that.
Dr. Leena Khaitan
Dr. Leena Khaitan
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