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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if you are able to join the army if you have had a gastric band fitted? I have seen threads from 2008 - 2011 saying that WLS is a no go, but no recent threads or posts. Perhaps the requirements have changed?

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    (Original post by lucy_6781)
    Hi,

    Does anyone know if you are able to join the army if you have had a gastric band fitted? I have seen threads from 2008 - 2011 saying that WLS is a no go, but no recent threads or posts. Perhaps the requirements have changed?

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    Highly unlikely, but the only way to know for sure is to ask at an AFCO.
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    Most likely not. In the field you have to consume 3500 calories per day which I imagine is hard to do with a stomach the size of a shot glass.
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    (Original post by lucy_6781)
    Hi,

    Does anyone know if you are able to join the army if you have had a gastric band fitted? I have seen threads from 2008 - 2011 saying that WLS is a no go, but no recent threads or posts. Perhaps the requirements have changed?

    Thanks
    Hi,

    Thank you for getting in touch, Unfortunately I am not medically trained. However, I would have a chat with the Medical Admin Team by calling 0345 6008080 and they will be happy to advise you further.

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