Am I a Candidate for Lap Band?
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Bariatric surgery Candidate
Can a doctor really give good advice based on a 95-word history? NO!
You haven't told us how tall you are or how much you weigh. Are you 30 pounds overweight, or 300 pounds overweight? We would need this information to know if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
You need to be evaluated by a qualified bariatric surgeon. You should find a surgeon who does more than one operation, too. You don't want to have a particular operation just because it's the only one the doctor does. Most surgeons have abandoned the LapBAND operation because results are poor, patient satisfaction is low, and most bands eventually need to be removed.
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