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How safe is weight loss surgery?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Wanna live?
If you qualify for weight lose surgery then you should seriously consider it.
In the right surgical hands you will do well. Behavior modification is important but can be worked at after surgery because only then do you realize what you need to do to be succesful.

In brief: Wanna live?
If you qualify for weight lose surgery then you should seriously consider it.
In the right surgical hands you will do well. Behavior modification is important but can be worked at after surgery because only then do you realize what you need to do to be succesful.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Pretty safe
Short term risks depend on the condition of the patient and the surgeons volume.
Generally an experienced surgeon with healthy patients has a 2.7% risk.

In brief: Pretty safe
Short term risks depend on the condition of the patient and the surgeons volume.
Generally an experienced surgeon with healthy patients has a 2.7% risk.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Everything a physician does is potentially risky and decisions are determined by risk vs benefit.
Your doctor must answer if your weight/related medical issues are riskier than surgery? Furthermore are you behaviorally prepared to to make such a dramatic lifestyle change? You can completely negate the potential benefit if you do not work on behavior modification.

In brief: Depends
Everything a physician does is potentially risky and decisions are determined by risk vs benefit.
Your doctor must answer if your weight/related medical issues are riskier than surgery? Furthermore are you behaviorally prepared to to make such a dramatic lifestyle change? You can completely negate the potential benefit if you do not work on behavior modification.
Dr. Dominic Ricciardi
Dr. Dominic Ricciardi
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
In brief: Weight loss surgery
Yes it is safe if done by an experienced surgeon.
It does require a big lifestyle change. No more junk food, sodas, you should eat much fewer carbs, and exercise regularly. It takes work, but the payoff is huge. Risk of death is 1/1000 for gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

In brief: Weight loss surgery
Yes it is safe if done by an experienced surgeon.
It does require a big lifestyle change. No more junk food, sodas, you should eat much fewer carbs, and exercise regularly. It takes work, but the payoff is huge. Risk of death is 1/1000 for gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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