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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
It works: But i favor doing anything and everything else possible first!
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabe ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
The gastric bypass: Is the gold standard weight loss operation that has been around since 1967. The results, however, are only as good as the surgeon who performance the ... Read More

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Bypass surgery: Gastric bypass surgery, and all the surgeries for the overweight, essentially work by decreasing the number and or the amount of calories that you are ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Bypass works: Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%. Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes. : The gastric bypass is the gold standard weight loss operation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Gastric bypass: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/what-is-gastric-bypass-surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Major surgery: Significant rerouting of the plumbing. It is a combo restrictive (make a small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (shorten effective absoptive capacity ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bypass: Most insurances cover the procedure if it is indicated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Depends on behavior: A roux-en-y gastric bypass can be quite effective in weight loss if it is part of a multi-modality treatment process. This can include support, diet, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Check withDoctors: It may vary check with a surgeon for fee schedule many costs to it pre op evaluations -cardiac /pulmonary/gastro/dietitian hospital cost and surgeons ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Surgical weight loss: Weight loss -- beware of the risk of malnutrition.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Simply : Most find that people who go through surgery did a courageous thing by undergoing surgery to save their life.
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