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What are the indications for gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
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In brief: Morbid obesity

Gastric bypass and other weight loss operations are indicated for patients with a body mass index (bmi) greater than 40, or greater than 35 with significant weight-related medical conditions including but not limited to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and many other diseases.

In brief: Morbid obesity

Gastric bypass and other weight loss operations are indicated for patients with a body mass index (bmi) greater than 40, or greater than 35 with significant weight-related medical conditions including but not limited to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and many other diseases.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
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In brief: Diabetes & reflux,

Gastric bypass is indicated when the bmi is at least 35 ( about 70 pounds overweight), plus some combination of diabetes, heartburn/ reflux, sleep apnea, hypertension, joint disease, urinary stress incontinence, high cholesterol, infertility, or heart disease.
Compared to the sleeve and band, you might consider the bypass when you have bad reflux, bad diabetes, or heavier weight.

In brief: Diabetes & reflux,

Gastric bypass is indicated when the bmi is at least 35 ( about 70 pounds overweight), plus some combination of diabetes, heartburn/ reflux, sleep apnea, hypertension, joint disease, urinary stress incontinence, high cholesterol, infertility, or heart disease.
Compared to the sleeve and band, you might consider the bypass when you have bad reflux, bad diabetes, or heavier weight.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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