health procedures


Question by  livelifeup (17)

What are some requirements for lap band surgery?


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

No pre existing health conditions that might complicate surgery. You have to let the doctor know if you're on any medications like for high blood pressure or diabetes.


Answer by  jessicat1982 (162)

You need a BMI over 40, or you weigh twice your ideal weight or are at least 100 pounds overweight, if you are over the age of 18 and you do not drink too much alcohol.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

The major requirements for lap band surgery are morbid obesity and obesity that has not been reduced by weight loss routines such as diet and exercise. Each case is individually evaulated by each surgeon. Of course, money and payment also plays a huge factor as well.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

Generally,you are a candidate if obesity affects your health and the quality of your life,and diet and exercise have failed.Usually a person should have a BMI of 40 and over.


Answer by  ujwalraimjoshi (729)

This a weight loss surgery. Fda's permission is a must. Bmi must be between 35 to 39. Along with this patient has to go various tests like diabetes, hypertension and other tests.

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