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Weight loss surgery for morbid obesity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hellow.... i wants to know abt operation to reduce fat from body...
Doctor :  
Ok
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May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   age 29, gender male, height 5'11", weight 130 kg.
Doctor :   Ok

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Do you know your BMI
User :   means..
Doctor :   Ok, that is Body Mass Index

User :   ya....my weight should be between 68-75...
Doctor :   Ok

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It is 41
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Should be ideally 25
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41 means morbid obesity
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Have you tried diet and exercise?
User :   ya... but not able to make continuity in same....
Doctor :   Ok

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Where do you stay?
User :   at ahmedabad
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Ok
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Cant you enrol for a good gym like gold's or talwalkars?
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where you will have a personal trainer
User :   i have already paid feed in gym.. but not able to provide time for same due to work load....
Doctor :   Ok

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Dont feel bad
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I shall tell you one thing
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If you dont have time to workout, then you should follow the same in your diet as well
User :   ok....
Doctor :   I am telling it bcos
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you are now ideal candidate for surgery
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I agree that
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but still you can give this a try I though
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Now coming to weight loss surgery
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what it does is reducing the size of your stomach, so that you eat very less
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you wont be able to drink a pepsi tin
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it will be made so small
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But if you are able to control the same without surgery
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then that is also fine enough
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But the surgery produces faster changes
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Doctor :   Hi
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Are you back?
User :   ya...
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Ok
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Have you followed till now?
User :   ya.... i just refert the same....
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Ok
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So that is what a surgery does
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It can be done laparoscopically
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Usually costs around 3 lacs
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and is onetime
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You will be out of hospital within a week, max
User :   can it be covered through insurance policy...
Doctor :  
I wanted to tell that
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No it is not
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as it is a cosmetic procedure
User :   means... I need to pay for same....
Doctor :   Yes

User :   ok... thanks...bye....
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