It is important to remember that weight loss is a battle for life. These videos show that even if you are rich and famous, weight loss is still a problem. Gil Gerard had all the money needed to fight being overweight but was losing the war. Here is a man who was a heartthrob back in the 70’s. Until his surgery, he was slowly dieing from the diseases caused by being overweight.
Major surgery like gastric bypass should be the last option to save your life. Anytime you go under the knife and you are sedated, your life is at risk. So before you consider any life changing surgeries, do the research on it.
Ask These Questions
- What are the risks?
- How will it affect my life?
- What will I have to give up?
- Do I have to do this the rest of my life?
- Can it be reversed?
- What is the dead rate?
- What can I eat?
- What I cannot eat?
- Do I have to take nutritional supplement the rest of my life?
- What will be the permanent affects on my weight loss?
To qualify for surgery, most insurance companies require a 2 year medical weight loss record. Your weight must be proven to be life threatening . Morbid obesity is defined as 100 or more pounds overweight or a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. This alone is judged by many states insurance guidelines to be life threatening. The patients are between the ages of 18-60 years old. They must have a complete understanding of the risks and real benefits caused by this surgery.
Most Insurance Companies deny your first claim. Always submit an Appeal Letter within 30 to 60 days of the denial. The cost of the surgery is not cheap ranging from $15,000 and up.
Gil Gerard Gastric Bypass surgery Video’s
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