vertical banded gastroplasty

  1. There have been a number of threads re: gastric bypass surgery. Does anyone here know if VBG can be done on people with BMI<35? If so, where is it done? Is the Roux-en-y ever done on BMI<35? I appreciate your input.
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  3. by   jfpruitt
    Look at the new adjustable Lap Band
  4. by   NannaNurse
    Go to WWW.NewStart.com It's a great website and may answer your question. I have a BMI of 39-40 and have some health issues.....OA of both knees, Arthritis in neck, back (lumbar) and hips bilat. I've been 'plump' for over 24 years, but have always hurt...even as a skinny kid....I'm expecting to have the Roux-Y done in about 6-8 months and I can't wait....I've tried everything and this is my 'last hope'.....
    Good luck

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