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Old 08-30-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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There is a local seminar on Sept 10. It is by a local Dr who specializes in lap-band surgery,. i've decided to go and check it out. i don't know if i fall into the catagory for this surgery but have decided to see about it anyway. The worst thing that could happen is they will say no to me.


i am 260 pounds, don't know if i am big enough and i also don't know about my insurance.


Despite these unknowns, i am still going to check it out.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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It can't hurt to look into it and keep and open mind on all thats available. Good luck !!

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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At 260 pounds and 5'5, your BMI is 43.3. In the US, this qualifies you for any weight loss surgery procedure (adjustable gastric banding, roux-en-y, duodenal switch, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy). The guidelines are BMI of 40+ or BMI of 35-39 with comorbidities (such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.).
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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Sounds like you qualify for WLS.

Do you plan to check out any other surgeries?
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