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Is gastric bypass/lap band surgery elective since they should just stop eating?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Bypass ; band

It is elective surgery because it isn't emergency surgery.
It has nothing to do with the fact that an obese person may eat too much.

In brief: Bypass ; band

It is elective surgery because it isn't emergency surgery.
It has nothing to do with the fact that an obese person may eat too much.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Elective

Means that the surgery is not an emergency surgery (like appendicitis).
It has nothing to do with their eating.

In brief: Elective

Means that the surgery is not an emergency surgery (like appendicitis).
It has nothing to do with their eating.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. John Fung
Surgery

In brief: Reinforces wt loss

Bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric bypass and lap bands are not replacements for dietary control for weight loss.
Obesity is a disorder that can be influenced by dietary control, but many patients will regain weight over time. These procedures help to provide durable weight loss but fundamentally changing how patients eat and how the body absorbs food.

In brief: Reinforces wt loss

Bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric bypass and lap bands are not replacements for dietary control for weight loss.
Obesity is a disorder that can be influenced by dietary control, but many patients will regain weight over time. These procedures help to provide durable weight loss but fundamentally changing how patients eat and how the body absorbs food.
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung
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