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When should I consult my doctor about metabolic surgery?

Metabolic surgery is an option to pursue if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher and are having trouble managing medical problems such as diabetes despite the medication that you are on. Even at BMI levels below 35, you may be interested in study protocols for metabolic surgery because early intervention is very rapidly becoming an area of increased focus.

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