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Qualifications 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

Who would qualify for weight loss surgery? That's a very common question. Qualification for weight loss surgery is based on the BMI or body mass index, which is a calculation made with your height and weight. There are many online calculators where you can input your height and weight to determine your BMI. Patients with a BMI of over 40 qualify for weight loss surgery, and those patients who have obesity-related medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol would qualify for weight loss surgery with a BMI of 35 or above. 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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Qualifications for Bariatric surgery