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HIV+ and gastric bypass surgery
Feb 3, 2006

I have a patient that is HIV+ and wants gastric bypass surgery. He has been turned down by three surgeons simply d/t his HIV status. Do you know of any surgeons who are doing gastric bypass on HIV+.

Response from Dr. Henry

There is no reason to not perform surgery on someone who is HIV+ if they are in reasonable medical condition. I cannot recommend a specific surgeon to you since that depends on location, insurance, etc but most large cities and university hospitals would likely have a bariatric surgery department to contact. KH



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