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long term complications of gastric bypass surgery

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tra ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Schneider
26 years experience General Surgery
Good and bad.: Good - weight loss, "cures" diabetes, less arthritis, may lower risk of heart attack and/or cancer. Bad - not a cure all=is not effect for all, may n ... Read More

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A 36-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
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
1-2 weeks: If done laparoscopically, like it should be, then you can expect 1-2 nights in the hospital. And expect to be out of work about a week.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Recovery time: About 2 weeks before you would return to a desk job. No strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. After that you can do whatever you want.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
6-8 weeks: Normal is telative and you will have anew normal! should be close to six weeks from surgical sites etc your weight adjustment, diet, nutrition, vit ... Read More
A 22-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 38-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 35-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. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volu ... Read More
A 40-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 51-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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