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Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

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You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • You're an obese adult, especially if you have a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
  • You know the risks and benefits.
  • You're ready to adjust how you eat after the surgery.
  • You're committed to making lifestyle changes to keep the weight off.

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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