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What are the Criteria for Obesity Surgery?

Featuring Thomas K. Byrne, MD

Thomas K. Byrne, MD, Professor General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Medical University of South California, discusses obesity and surgery. The criteria for surgery are a BMI over 40 plus a failed weight-loss program. Bariatric surgery is indicated in those with a BMI greater than 35 who have co-morbid medical conditions.

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