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I have defibrillator 100% pacemaker dependent...take bp meds

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i have defibrillator 100% pacemaker dependent...take bp meds blood thinner thyroid med heart meds pretty good shape work full tume job 5'11" 305# ***** tride loosing weight many times loose some but cant keepit offand cant loose anywhere near enough...wondering about gastric sleeve as option ....what about med absorbtion with sleeve....
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry you are battling so many medical issues.

you should consult with a barriatric surgeon about gastric sleeve surgery to help you loose weight.

it may be a challenge to get you through surgery if you are on blood thinners and heart medications and have a pacemaker.

a smaller stomach can still absorb your medications for you after stomach surgery.

usually gastric sleeve surgery is tried sooner before you develop so much heart issues

at leas you haven't developed diabetes yet.

do you have a primary care doctor who can refer you to see a barriatic surgeon to talk about the possibility of a gastric sleeve surgery?