I am 65 years old and have a big belly. My weight is 207lbs. I'm 5'6 inches - do I qualify for stomach surgery? (photos)

I have type 2 diabetes and full insurance what would you recommend?

Doctor Answers 1

Low BMI and Diabetes: Am I a candidate for WLS?

Hi. I do believe you are a great candidate since with a surgery like sleeve gastrectomy will help you control your diabetes in a very efficient way plus get those extra pounds off. I do recommend you look into this. Unfortunately insurance companies will give you a hard time because of your BMI but you can alway look at self pay options. I hope this helps. 
warm regards, Dr. Alvarez


Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
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