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Sleeve for low BMI?

on 6/4/12 12:21 am - Edmonton, Canada
VSG on 06/26/12 with
My sis is anxiously waiting for an answer from Dr Aceves. She sent in her application last night and is now checking her email every 15 minutes, hoping she can travel with my husband and me and get a sleeve too.

Her worry? Her BMi is only 32 and she has no comorbidities. Are there any people out there who've been approved for a self pay sleeve with a BMI that low?


Highest 303.4, Surgery 263, Current 187, Goal 180


on 6/4/12 12:26 am
VSG on 03/07/12
 I'm not totally sure on this, but if I remember correctly, my doc. does VSG on people with a BMI of 30 or above.......

 VSG 3/07/12     HW:260   SW: 249   CW:164  


on 6/4/12 12:32 am - IL
VSG on 06/05/12
 If she is self pay I wouldn't see a problem with that. 
on 6/4/12 12:32 am
VSG on 03/01/12 with
I was 33 and approved with no questions asked. I do not have any co morbidities (yet) but was on cholesterol medicine with a family history of heart disease. I was at a 35 though and was able to lose quite a bit through diet the 6 months prior to filling out the application and getting approved. Ive flucuated between 35-30 for the last 15 glad that rollercoaster has come to a complete stop!!
on 6/4/12 12:40 am
My mom had a BMI of 30.5 and they did it no problems.
Donna B.
on 6/4/12 2:08 am
i had the sleeve with a BMI of 29! 

Having the vsg in my case has turned out to be the most effective, healthiest, safest approach for weight loss, and after 45 years of yo-yo'ing, i can say my weight loss is going to be permanent.  The vsg helped tremendously in getting control of my addictive eating.

 55 y.o.    5'4"      HW: 180's      CW: 127      Doctor's GW: 130           My GW:  117        
  ~ working on reaching goal again after regain            


on 5/20/15 12:31 pm
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on 6/4/12 3:26 am - CA
VSG on 03/24/11 with
My sister has a BMI of 32 and she is going to Dr. Ortiz in T.J. next week for VSG...
on 6/4/12 4:38 am - NY
VSG on 11/08/11 with
Mine was about 30 when I was sleeved in Mexico.

The surgeon did tell me that someone couldn't have the surgery or they were giving him a difficult time about her having it with a BMI of 29.

I think 30 and above is good.  Honestly I think they push your BMI upin Mexico (on paper) if it is borderline.