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Bariatric Surgery: The Typical Patient Profile and the Cost Involved

Dr. Thomas Byrne, Director of the MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program, discusses who is a candidate for gastric bypass or Lap-Band surgery based on body mass index levels, medical problems and if previous weight loss programs have failed. Bariatric surgery can be an expensive surgery if not covered by insurance and Dr. Byrne explains the role of insurance in covering the costs. Dr. Byrne also discusses new developments and future procedures in weight loss surgery.


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