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Age criteria for Bariatric surgery

Dr. Brian Chin
Dr. Brian Chin

Commonly asked questions for a Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Brian Chin.

Dr. Brian Chin practices advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and general surgery at BASS Medical Group’s Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices.

Dr. Chin earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, then returned to California for his surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Department of Medicine’s Halasz Award for surgical consultation and the Department of Surgery’s Chairman’s Prize for teaching and service excellence. Additionally, he served as administrative chief resident.

Following residency, Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, working alongside world-renowned leaders at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery.

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Video Transcript

How old or young can you have weight loss surgery? As an adult surgeon, I typically treat patients who are 18 years or older. Although some patients younger than 18 can have weight loss surgery at specialized centers. In terms of an upper age limit, there's no strict cut-off. It's more about learning about the individual patient and seeing whether they are individually a good candidate for surgery based on their special circumstances. I'm Dr. Brian Chin, thanks for listening. If you would like to learn more about me or Bass Medical Group, please visit us online at bassmedicalgroup.com or check us out on YouTube.

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