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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Hydration: The most important thing in patients with the "flu", moreover gastric bypass patients is hydration. Also if your doctor thinks appropriate, anti-nause ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Most preparation of cherry extract should be fine after gastric bypass and not increase the risk of marginal ulcers.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Pregnancy is ok. : Pregnancy is quite appropriate after roux-en-y gastric bypass. Most programs ask patients to wait 12-18 months post-op to be one pregnant. Regarding " ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends: The answer is typically yes. This depends on the severity of the underlying condition if the liver disease as well as presence of cirrhosis. A surgeon ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Liquids/softer foods: The first week post-op typically is liquids and "full liquids". Full liquids are the consistency of pudding. This usually lasts for about 4 weeks post ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are r ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Hormone related: Especially in female gyn cancers (breast, endometrial, ovarian), estrogen levels can drop significantly with weight loss, thus decreasing risk factors ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: Approx 1-2% overall. Higher in patients that take "blood thinners", Aspirin products, and anti-inflammatory meds close to surgery.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes. The metal (staples) used in roux-en-y gastric bypass is safe for MRI procedures.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
24 years experience General Surgery
Many factors.: Many factors go in to determining the success of a surgical weight loss procedure. The percent of excess body weight lost is important, however improv ... Read More
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