Is weight-loss surgery only for people who are 600 pounds or heavier?

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Keith Kreitz, MD
Bariatric Medicine
Weight-loss surgery is not only for people weighing 600 pounds or more. The majority of people treated with weight-loss surgery are much smaller. They are functional individuals in society. For example, a woman who has had several children, a person who has been on steroids, or the ex-athlete who used to be muscular and has now put on weight because his metabolism has slowed down.

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