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I am overweight and have gastropareis among other problems associated with obesity. i'm considering a gastro by pass. any advice?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Bypass ok for you: Gastric bypass is ideal for gastroparesis (slow emptying of stomach due to diabetes) the band is not appropriate. Sleeve probably not ideal.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
gastroparesis: Is you gastroparesis from diabetes? Regardless, the bypass would be the preferred operation for you. If your gastroparesis is mild-moderate, the bypass itself is fine. If severe, you may need your gastric remnant removed during the bypass.

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