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What are the guidelines that qualify a patient for weight loss surgery?
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In brief: BMI
Insurances typically follow nih guidelines: a bmi >40 or 35-40 with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension.
Most insurances also require involvement in a weight management program for 3-6 months, a psychological evaluation, and a history of being obese for 2-5 years. Insurance criteria do vary however. If a pt finances the procedure then bmi as low as 30 are considered.

In brief: BMI
Insurances typically follow nih guidelines: a bmi >40 or 35-40 with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension.
Most insurances also require involvement in a weight management program for 3-6 months, a psychological evaluation, and a history of being obese for 2-5 years. Insurance criteria do vary however. If a pt finances the procedure then bmi as low as 30 are considered.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
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In brief: <350 pounds
You need to reach 350 pounds if u are above that or you need to be 100 pounds overweight than your bmi if you have comorbidities that is affecting your health you might be a candidate too.

In brief: <350 pounds
You need to reach 350 pounds if u are above that or you need to be 100 pounds overweight than your bmi if you have comorbidities that is affecting your health you might be a candidate too.
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In brief: Obesity
Having a body mass index over 40 or over 35 with certain conditions.
Google bmi to calculate yours.

In brief: Obesity
Having a body mass index over 40 or over 35 with certain conditions.
Google bmi to calculate yours.
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