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Does the gastric bypass cause damage to the liver

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: It depends on which enzymes are elevated. Some elevations can suggest gallstones, which can happen to anyone after profound weight loss. Other elevati... Read More
Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 20 years experience
Not directly related: Having morbid obesity puts the liver at risk for fat accumulation. When it has enough fat the liver may become inflamed and have enzyme elevations. Al... Read More
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
NAFLD: Very well may be fatty liver disease and it is not too uncommon to detect an increase in lfts after rapid at loss.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Only a tool: Gastric bypass is only a tool to use for weight loss. It works by restricting stomach size and/or decreasing the amount of absorptive surface for nut... Read More
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Gastric bypass fail: In order for a gastric bypass to work, the patient must do their part which is to eat healthy food, eat the right portions, and exercise. The operatio... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Vitamin deficiency: old age and vitamin deficiency are believed to be causes of intrinsic factor loss. It remains crucial for b 12 uptake. The stomach has cells to hel... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 17 years experience
Maybe..: When deciding which weight loss operation is best for you, bariatric surgeons look at all of your medical history and problems and come up with the be... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
May be hypoglycemia: A possible cause is hypoglycemia. This is often relieved by an appropriate diet. A nutritionist with the bariatric surgery program is the first step... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Vitamins: The most common vitamin deficiencies seen after gastric bypass are with vitamin b12, vitamin d and iron. Some have low calcium. Vitamin B12 deficiency... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
Possibly.: You do not mention where the muscle spasms are. If it's abdominal muscle spasms it makes it more likely related to the gastric surgery. You can certai... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Most unlikely as I -: Am sure you probably have arthritic knees which are a common cause of the bowing, in middle ages.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 30 years experience
No it isn't. : Folic acid is involved in proper red blood cell formation and dna formation. Iron is involved in hemoglobin and is also important for red blood cells.... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of... Read More