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Am I A Candidate?

Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery if I am a smoker?

Dr. Norwood strongly advises all of his patients to stop smoking before surgery. Some insurance companies require strict criteria including tobacco tests for surgery approval. Smoking increases the risk for lung problems, increases your chances for ulcers and slows the healing process.  Smoking also increases the risk of complications.

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