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anti inflammatory drugs and gastric bypass surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass : Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't hav ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: The hepatitis c itself won't be a barrier to this surgery. The question will be how much damage there is to the liver. People with cirrhosis are at hi ... Read More
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Hepatitis C: Yes if you don't have active liver disease like acute hepatitis or cirrhosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis : Hepatitis c is not an absolute contraindication to bypass surgery. A lot depends on the current status of your liver function. Your physician will li ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Evanson
23 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
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But you have to commit to eating well and avoiding junk. Or you could make your liver worse.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Little ones: You'll need to eat very small meals afterward or you'll 1) feel awful 2) stretch your stomach and not get the desired effect. You will receive detaile ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, in ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
As : As you correctly states, the duodenum is the most efficient site for absorption of iron, and after roux-en-y gastric bypass, iron absorption and level ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Usually never: It could be reversed but usually not done .The gastric by pass is done for a specific reason to reduce the morbid obesity, control blood sugar in som ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Time: Generally settles out at a year. If too much or too fast, one may need dietician, vitamin, supplement help. Occasional the operation is reversed!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bariatric surgery: You would need to check with your insurance company. Many times depending on your other medical issues it may be deemed medically necessary. Good lu ... Read More
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