What to do if I have a BMI of 39.3, will I be considered for gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass. You need a bmi of 40 or higher if you have no comorbidities (medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc). If you do have comorbidities, your bmi must be 35 or higher. These are the requirements for all insurance companies. In any case, at a bmi of 39.3, you are within a few pounds of a bmi of 40.
YES. The bmi is just one characteristic used to determine appropriateness of gastric bypass surgery. That said, your level would certainly put you in the right category in most bariatric centers. You need to discuss this with the surgeon and nutritiional support team. Not everyone is enthralled with weight loss surgery, but it is in option. Good luck.

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My BMI is 44.5 gastric bypass is the only way I have tryed everything nothing works is there away I can get gastric bypass surgery for free?

Don't try for free. Gastric bypass is not an easy solution. It takes motivation and endurance. If you haven't been successful with some weight loss so far, you will not be successful with surgery. Also, free programs are not necessarily the best practices and complications are higher. Sometimes what we have to work hard for is better appreciated and thus maintained longer. Get motivated and find other solutions. Read more...
Insurance. Not for free, but most insurance plans, includin medicare, cover the gastric bypass as long as bariatrics is a covered benefit. If you qualify. Talk to a local bariatric surgeon. Read more...

I wanna get gastric bypass surgery but I'm to afraid to go to my doctors office and talk to him about it. I'm 18 years old 5'5 and weigh 240 BMI 40?

Gastric bypass. Talk to your doctor! Gastric bypass type procedures are very common these days and there are specialists in these types of procedures all over the country. By not acting on your weight problem you will only put yourself at risk for more problems down the road. Get help, now! Read more...
Talk to PCP. Talk to your PCP about your concerns. Do not request anything specific, don't say " I want gastric bypass" but discuss your concerns. You probably qualify for a procedure. Typically either BMI equal or greater than 40 alone, or BMI > 35 plus other medical risk factors like BM, hypertension, elevated cholesterol qualify pt for a procedure. Plus you are 18 y/o and are an adult. Read more...

Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass. Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. Read more...

Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass. The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. Read more...

Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Gastric bypass . Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. Read more...

Hi I've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and I stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Bypass surgery. To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may i repeat, limit your calories! Read more...
Gastric bypass. Depends on what kind of bypass you had? Small pouch? 150cm jejunal bypass? But either way should see surgeon and get evaluation including. Upper GI and endoscopy to look at opening between pouch and jejunum. Also how are your eating habits have you liberalized what you eat or do you adhere to the strict diet your were on when you just got surgery? And finally you may qualify for do over surgery. Read more...
Dietitian. Meet with your dietitian, who can assess the potential reasons for your plateau and get you back on track. Are you exercising? If not, you should be. Read more...