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I would like information concerning bariatric surgery. I am 75 years old.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My family doctor asked me to research information - local gastroenterologists probably do not accept patients for this surgery over the age of 65. Told me Mayo Clinic has more recent research into the matter. Prescription Rx = Telmisartan 20 mg, Levothyroxin 25 mg and Pravastatin 40 mg

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Also take some supplements. Allergic to sulfur drugs, Vicodin, clindamycin, do not take tylenol

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Slight hemophiliac - has never been a problem, but anesthesiologists do not do spinal anesthesia. Have had both hips replaced and C3,C4,C5 spinal fusion.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would

are you thinking of the sleeve?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Don't know. Just need latest info on age limits for the surgery. Primary Care related that local gastroenterologists don't accept patients over the age of 65. I'm 75 years old.

There is no reason you can't do a sleeve

it is a mild surgery

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have researched on Mayo Clinic site - they don't seem to have age restrictions. But I really don't want to travel that far. I live near Wilmington, NC

I would go to UNC

I guarantee they do it there

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How about Duke

Absolutely

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I asked how about Duke

I said absolutely

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Oops, so you did.

LOL

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Which surgery would be least invasive and most successful - if I pass screenings.

Absolutely 100% gastric sleeve

that is the only one I would consider

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Why the gastric sleeve - because it is newer? Roux-en-Y outdated?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My gall bladder has been removed - lapariscopically

Too many side effects of roux en Y

dumping syndrome

it is too hard on you at your age

90% of weight loss with the sleeve and 10% of side effects

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welcome :)

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