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how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edsall
46 years experience Anesthesiology
DOZENS: Gastric by pass surgery has a realtively high complicatin and death rate. I don't know the exact numbers but i would guess that 1 :100 have severe c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bariatric surgery: Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully. Ask to work with a nutritionis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Every operation: Has potential risks versus potential benefits. Your surgeon goes through a complex decision tree whenever he sees a patient for possible surgery. If ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: You must be obese to consider. Other risks include smoking, hypertension, sedentary status, mental health, attitude, compliance with instructions ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diet/exercise: I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Many: All depends on the individual case gerd/ mal nutrition, rapid loose in weight edema extra skin to deal with rebound gain in weight if one changes ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Preferences change: The taste of food is not different. However, food preferences do sometimes change. Some people don't crave fatty foods the same. Hunger is decreased c ... Read More
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A 43-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
A 57-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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Some: Higher risk surgery because of the scars.

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