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Adjustable Band Bariatric Surgery: Who Is An Ideal Candidate? - Dr. Johnell

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Dr. Johnell describes an ideal candidate for LAP-BAND® or REALIZE® Band bariatric surgery. Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon.

Dr. Johnell:
In order to qualify for bariatric surgery patients do need to satisfy certain minimum requirements with regards to weight and Body Mass Index or BMI.

And those are numbers and statistics that came out back in 1991 when the National Institute of Health determined that a patient with a minimum BMI of 35 and associated medical conditions, would be good candidates for bariatric surgery.

Today, we still use those same criteria with regards to Body Mass Index and weight, but they become a little bit more lenient because of the safety associated with the operation.

About Dr. Michael W. Johnell, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, specializing in the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure. Bariatric surgery constitutes 98 percent of his practice. He has 22 years of general surgery experience, 17 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery experience, and 7 years of laparoscopic bariatric surgery experience.

Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese

Related Terms: Adjustable Gastric Band, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, REALIZE® Band, LAP-BAND®, Sleep Apnea, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Nutrition, BMI, Body Mass Index

Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill Elm, 80631

Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell

Expertise: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Weight Reduction Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

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