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Dr.Ramen Goel 87% (50ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS (edinburgh)
Bariatrician, Mumbai  •  35years experience
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I am Dr. Ramen Goel.  Today we are going to talk about that Bariatric surgery is not the last option for morbidly obese patients. It's probably the only option for these patients. Why I say this, because when a morbidly obese person goes to do lifestyle changes they can always lose weight, but there is a 98% probability that within 3 years they will regain all the weight and everytime they lose weight and their gain weight, they lose more muscle and they gain more fat.

So they become physically weak. I think surgery is a very good option for them at early stage. Logically people do think that you should try everything and then you should consider surgery but scientifically looking at it, anybody who is more than 32.5 BMI and has diseases or 37.5 BMI and even if they don't have a disease they are a good candidate for surgery.

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