A 49-year-old member asked:
Who should get a gastric bypass?
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Bariatrics 14 years experience
Typically surgery is: recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck!
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Bariatrics 20 years experience
It depeds: Some one considering weight loss surgery should consider gastric bypass over other options if
you are type 2 diabetic
have significant Acid Reflux problem
have large hiatal hernia
severe esophagitis or Barrett's esophagus
one has to be BMI>35 with comorbid conditions or BMI>40 without comorbid conditions.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Can you get the gastric bypass twice?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
YES: It's called a revision of the original surgery
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
WHERE GASTRIC BYPASS: Gastric byepass surgery is done by surgeons who specialise in baritric surgery.Before you go see a surgeon you need to see your medical doctor who will assess your bmi and other medical problems and may refer you to a surgeon.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?
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Bariatrics 22 years experience
Gastric bypass : You need to see a bariatric surgeon for a consultation. Go to a practice that is well established, has been around for years, and has done thousands of operations.
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Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?
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Bariatrics 41 years experience
Of course: I am not sure by what you mean by "hurt" all surgery has some postoperative discomfort. But, if you are asking the potential complications of gastric bypass--your surgeon should discuss these at length with you. For many obese patients, bypass, is a logical step after trying"everything" and you have med problems. If you feel you are being "rushed" into bypass surgery, please get another opinion.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What's the procedure to get gastric bypass surgery?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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