Can a Person Who Weights 190lbs and is a Height of 5'4 Get the Lap Band?

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Qualifying for a Weight Loss Procedure..

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To qualify for a bariatric procedure, one must have a body mass index (bmi) of 40 with no serious comorbidities or a bmi of 35 or above with a serious comorbidity such as hypertension, diabetes, and/or sleep apnea. 

Long Island Bariatric Surgeon

Sorry not candidate

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You have a BMI of 32.3 kg / m meaning that corresponds to a type 1 obesity. Although there are many studies where the benefits and safety of this surgery on patients in your condition is especially in case of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes but you are not a candidate.

Pablo Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
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