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Wondering if it's okay for me to have weight loss surgery?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery for weight

Speak to a surgeon who performs the procedure.
Ask them at what weight do they recommend the surgery and after what modalities you can try to lose. Certainly, every surgeon is going to want you to go on a weight loss diet and exercise regimen first. Referrals to heart, lung and psychiatry, and often a sleep study may be preformed first before surgery is considered. Best wishes.

In brief: Surgery for weight

Speak to a surgeon who performs the procedure.
Ask them at what weight do they recommend the surgery and after what modalities you can try to lose. Certainly, every surgeon is going to want you to go on a weight loss diet and exercise regimen first. Referrals to heart, lung and psychiatry, and often a sleep study may be preformed first before surgery is considered. Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: Weight loss surgery

That depends. If you qualify for weight loss surgery (bmi over 40 and healthy, or bmi over 35 with medic problems) then you may benefit from surgery.
It is important to have surgery at a practice with a tremendous amount of experience who have performed thousands of operations.

In brief: Weight loss surgery

That depends. If you qualify for weight loss surgery (bmi over 40 and healthy, or bmi over 35 with medic problems) then you may benefit from surgery.
It is important to have surgery at a practice with a tremendous amount of experience who have performed thousands of operations.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Thank
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