I'm 5'2 and I Weigh 180 What WLS Would You Recommend Being That I'm Trying to Lose 50 Pounds?
- Asked by ahh2bm3
- 1 year ago
Weight loss surgery for low BMI
For BMI below 35 we don't recommend bariatric surgery. Of course there is always some wiggle room; some are doing it in diabetics. On the other hand, it's a personal decision to have weight loss surgery, and you can always find a surgeon to operate on you if you have the money and are properly motivated. Surgery in such patients is looked upon as being "cosmetic," and obviously not covered by insurance. I would never recommend gastric banding because of the high failure rate. Likewise I would shy away from gastric bypass because of the long-term nutritional consequences. Sleeve gastrectomy would be the only operation I would be willing to do.
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