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A 46-year-old member asked:

what is a weight loss surgery like?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Weight loss surgery: Well, the best thing to do is to ask patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. That gives you some realistic expectations. You can also attend a weight loss surgery seminar put on by a bariatric surgeon in your area. Just make sure you find a center that has a good reputation and has done thousands of weight loss operations. I can't really answer your question in this short space.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Removal : Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Vascular leaks: The retina is very thin, very fragile but richly endowed with blood vessels and it sits on another carpet of blood vessels. Re-attachment surgery has to restructure a detached retina in the presence of all of this vascular richness and fragility and sometimes smaller vessels can leak or even vessels at the site of entry into the eye. This will clear usually with time.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to loose weight with out going a diet? I'm having a very time getting this weight off of me 5'9 at 242 it all in the belly...

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Exercise : Adding exercise and self control by reducing portion intake and eating the right foods while counting calories is best. Increase fruit and fiber intake if not eating enough. Take a yoga course or start swimming if not already. Good, low impact exercises. If considering surgical options, know that the best procedures and surgtons usually require that one starts losing weight first.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I would like advice on weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 33 years experience
Join WLP: You should first join a weight loss program near you. It will give you available options for weight loss that is ideal for your particular situation. Every patient is different. You will require to have psychological evaluation, nutritional evaluation, exercise program and medical evaluation before being a candidate for surgery. The whole program may take 6-12 months.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

I'd like to get weight loss surgery. I've ate better recently (no sugary/candy stuff), and whatnot. Doc says bad idea. Tired of being huge. Thoughts?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Personal decision: Weight-loss surgery is a very personal and individual decision. It is not a surgery for everyone. It is an extreme measure to take to accomplish weight loss. But… In the right person it can be very successful. Despite its many potential benefits, It is certainly not without its immediate and or long-term Possible consequences itself. Consider all your options, make the best decision for you.

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