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Im thinking of weight loss surgery an I know there are
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What is the best, ***** ***** loss surgery? I had lap band surgery 7 years ago and actually gained 30-40 pounds. What is the safest, newest type of surgery for good, long term weight loss? And is it c… read more
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I had a hernia where half my stomach is in my chest cavity.
I had a hernia where half my stomach is in my chest cavity. Could this be repaired during lap band or would I have to have it fixed first? I correct email is***@******.***… read more
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I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'4 and have weighed 250 for
Good morning. I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'4 and have weighed 250 for the last 3-4 years. I have tried many weight loss programs, WW, Nutrisystem, Medifast, etc. I currently only eat approximatel… read more
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I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The
I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The main effect of the disability is that she is now developing arthrititis in her ankles, feet etc. and she is always in pain. She walks with k… read more
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Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric
Hi, Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric sleave surgery. She is 43 years old, 63 inches tall, and guessing around 350 pounds. She has sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Is thi… read more
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I am considering The Lap Band surgery and my doctor thinks
I am considering The Lap Band surgery and my doctor thinks it may be a good idea. However I have some questions: #1. I love theme parks and no longer fit and that is why I want to loose wait. Is the L… read more
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My father is a Type 2 diabetic who is approximately 125lbs
My father is a Type 2 diabetic who is approximately 125lbs overweight. He has been able to control his blood sugar with diet and oral meds for more than 10 years. I have been reading in the public pre… read more
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My insurance company has two requirements for bariatric
My insurance company has two requirements for bariatric surgery: BMI 40 or greater, or 35 with comorbidities; and "has been under at least one physician supervised weight loss program for at least 6 m… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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If a patient has a small hiatal hernia and an incisional
If a patient has a small hiatal hernia and an incisional hernia (at belly button) at the time of gastric sleeve surgery, would these normally be repaired at the same time?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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What is the main reason that some insurance companies
What is the main reason that some insurance companies specify as a requirement for weight loss surgery, that a patient have been under at least one six-month physician supervised weight loss program? … read more
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I am a morbidly obese individual, about 400 lbs...68 yrs of
I am a morbidly obese individual, about 400 lbs...68 yrs of age...have everything one can get as a result of it, and NEED help....I am facing dialysis in the near future if we don't find the ri ght an… read more
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As to my earlier question, since my insurance currently
As a follow up to my earlier question, since my insurance currently approves bariatric surgery only for weight loss, do you have any advice as to how I can get this surgery approved by insurance? From… read more
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I had gastric by-pass roux-en-y in 11/2000. I weighed 385.
I had gastric by-pass roux-en-y in 11/2000. I weighed 385. Had major complications, ICU for 58 days, and the next 1.5 year I was in the hospital 7 times, average stay was 7-12 days. My first complicat… read more
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Is it possible to have weight loss surgery without going
Is it possible to have weight loss surgery without going through 12 months of visits? I need my insurance to cover all or most of the cost. I am 49 years old, weigh 235 pounds and am 5ft 3. My health … read more
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I am a canadian woman that has severe medical and emotional
I am a canadian woman that has severe medical and emotional issues due to extreme obesity. I have done everything known to man to try and loose my weight. Short of quitting my job so that I can "focus… read more
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I'm 59, 300 pounds, with a bmi of 43.6. My blood pressure
I'm 59, 300 pounds, with a bmi of 43.6. My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. I have Type 2 diabetes, treated with glipizide. I am constipated, and I've had an endoscopy and a colonoscopy last… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do
Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do not mean the drug wars, but the actual operation being done, the cleanliness, the qualifications of doctors, the true success rates, etc.?… read more
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