Bariatric Surgery & MS or Other Neurological Conditions

Question Below Submitted By:  

Linda (a patient from The Pas, MB)

Is it safe to do the procedure with a patient who has a neurological condition such as MS (multiple sclerosis)?

I am a 37 year old female who has been overweight my entire life. I have had MS for 10 years now, and have been in remission for almost four.

My height is roughly 5’11 and I weigh 286 (currently). The heaviest I have ever been was a whopping 320 lbs. Losing weight has been a lifetime of disappointments, as my entire family is obese.

Thanks for your help.

Linda

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Expert Responses to the Question Above

Re: Bariatric Surgery & MS or Other Neurological Conditions

by: Dr Aceves Aceves

Hello Linda,

I have had many patients with MS that have bariatric surgery safely. I do request a clearance letter from their treating MS doctor as they usually only come to me for surgery and am not their treating physician.

Weight loss surgery can be an excellent tool, I encourage you to speak with your doctor about it. Your quality of life will improve greatly in my opinion.

Good luck.

Dr. Alberto Aceves

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Dr. Alberto Aceves

DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the details provided. The above should never replace the advice of your local physicians as they have the ability to evaluate you in person.

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