Chronic obese pain patient. Medicare and Medicaid. Trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need primary for physician supervised diet. ADrive? Thanks

Gastric sleeve. Hi. We don't have all the information on you (BMI, obesity comorbidities), but you may very well meet criteria for sleeve gastrectomy surgery. It can help a lot with weight loss, and doesn't alter the anatomy of the small intestine, so there is generally not a problem with nutrient malabsorption. And depending on the nature of your chronic pain, it may help with that. What does "ADrive" mean?

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