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4 minutes ago, jz001 said:

I am new to the bariatric program and i have always had an issue to lose weight are there any suggestions how to proceed futher?

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These forums go back to early 2000's Pick a date and start reading and you will be able to find your perfect surgery fit. Then you can read the forum more suited to you. Myself and the surgeon came to the same decision on which type of surgery was for me. Sleeve.

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Have you decided you want to have surgery? If so, are you planning to pay out of pocket or does your insurance cover it? Have you gone to your primary care doctor to get their recommendations? Have you researched the different types of procedures? Which procedures are offered will depend on the surgeon you see (the place I'm going only does sleeve and bypass).

It is very hard to lose weight and if you have a lot to lose (like 100 lbs or more) the only way it's going to happen and that you'll keep it off (still not a sure bet) is through surgery. It's not "the easy way out;" it's still very hard. There are a lot of doctors visits and nutritionist, psychologists, etc before you can have surgery.

I suggest checking out https://asmbs.org/ to start your research.

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Read a book or two about bariatric surgery. I recommend Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies and How Weight Loss Surgery Really Works by Matthew Weiner, MD.

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