Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

I am 200 pounds I am 5feet 5 inches tall and I have been struggling all my life with my weight it goes up and down I have tried all different diets work out with different trainers and haven't been able to keep the weight off I have asthma my cholesterol is high and I am pre-diabetic I'm always short of breath I'm tired I wanted to know if I am a candidate for weight loss surgery

Doctor Answers 2

Sleeve Gastric

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Hello dear, thanks for your question.Yes, you are a good candidate for this procedure. At this point bariatric surgery is the best option for patients with obesity tipe 2 and 3 to lose weight. Is the option that last more, and more efficent. Some times patients do the mistake having a plastic surgery when what they need is a bariatric surgery. I suggest to make an appointment with a Board Certified for a personal evaluation. Good look.


Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
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Weight loss surgery for BMI less than 35

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Your BMI is 33.  No insurance company will pay for you to have bariatric surgery.  But you are certainly could have the surgery; you just would have to pay for it yourself.  I take care of many such patients.  I would offer you a laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Mark Pleatman, MD
Bloomfield Hills Bariatric Surgeon
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