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Weight Loss Surgery: Do You Qualify?

Most insurers adhere strictly to NIH guidelines regarding weight requirements for bariatric surgery, as determined by your body mass index (BMI). Weight loss surgery candidates generally have a BMI > 35 combined with high-risk comorbidities.

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Weight Loss Surgery: How Old is Too Old?

Weight loss surgery has only become popular as a treatment option for morbid obesity over the past 15 years. In 2010, more than 220,000 patients had weight loss surgery in the U.S., compared to only 18,100 bariatric surgeries in 1995. The majority of bariatric patients are in their 30s and 40s, but many older individuals […]

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