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low oxygen levels after bypass surgery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
37 years experience Internal medicine
Generally yes.: The average mortality rate for coronary artery bypass surgery is between 1-3%, with 1% being the patients with the lowest risk and least complicated s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
BP: It is not unusual for BP to be low for some time after bypass but it usually comes back to pre surgical levels within 6 weeks or so.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 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
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
29 years experience Bariatrics
Generally : Generally the malabsorption seen after a roux-en-y lasts for about 18 months and eventually diminishes, so iron absorption will likely improve at arou ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Mirza
29 years experience Bariatrics
Iron : Iron deficiency can be a problem following gastric bypass surgery, because iron is partially absorbed in the duodenum. The duodenum is bypassed along ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Recover: Some few may need temporary and rarely permanent dialysis.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
75 years experience Endocrinology
Dumping syndrome : Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concent ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: Most patients with coronary artery disease must follow a low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. A low carbohydrate diet is added for high triglyceri ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue.
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A member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Low BP: There are many reasons for low BP in a cardiac patient. The heart function could be reduced, too much BP lowering medication, or fluid around the hear ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Many people have had more than 1 bypass surgery. Fortunately, the surgery is very durable, and if there are problems years later, the treatment is of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
32 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Meds, PCI, TMR: Medical therapy first and foremost. Angioplasty if suitable target vessels. Tmr is laser channels for refractory angina if above fail.

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