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I'm a obese 33female.Who's considering asking my dr about bariatric surgery.I'm 5'1 n 235lbs would I have2loose weight before they'd do surgery on me?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
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In brief: Probably not

Your bmi is 44.
Most likely you would not be required to lose weight before your surgery. Although every surgeon has their own personal protocols so check with your bariatric surgeon.

In brief: Probably not

Your bmi is 44.
Most likely you would not be required to lose weight before your surgery. Although every surgeon has their own personal protocols so check with your bariatric surgeon.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Some

You may be a candidate for weight reduction surgery since your bmi is 44 and therefore are classified as morbidly obese.
Most surgeons would put you on a weight loosing diet in the preoperative period (10% loss is the goal) in an attempt to shrink you liver size to make the operation easier.

In brief: Some

You may be a candidate for weight reduction surgery since your bmi is 44 and therefore are classified as morbidly obese.
Most surgeons would put you on a weight loosing diet in the preoperative period (10% loss is the goal) in an attempt to shrink you liver size to make the operation easier.
Dr. Wendell Goins
Dr. Wendell Goins
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Dr. Marc Neff
Surgery

In brief: Weight loss surgery

Your bmi is 44.
4. The body mass index is a way to compare patients with different heights and weight and assess how overweight they are. Above 40, your bmi classifies you as someone who would qualify for surgical intervention. The typical weight loss surgery patient does not need to loose weight prior to the surgery, but they would need to engage in a complicated preoperative program.

In brief: Weight loss surgery

Your bmi is 44.
4. The body mass index is a way to compare patients with different heights and weight and assess how overweight they are. Above 40, your bmi classifies you as someone who would qualify for surgical intervention. The typical weight loss surgery patient does not need to loose weight prior to the surgery, but they would need to engage in a complicated preoperative program.
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff
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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Counseling

Bariatric surgery is obviously very successful for many.
The main issue is finding a reputable center and the first step will be counseling. This is needed for the surgery but also to get ready for the life style change.
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