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A 49-year-old member asked:

Who should get a gastric bypass?

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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
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!
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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 etc etc 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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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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YES: It's called a revision of the original surgery
A 39-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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.
A member asked:

Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the procedure to get gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
A process: High bmi best to avoid and avoid any surgery! get weight counseling endocrine assessment diet and exercise risk assessment for o ther conditions--obesity is a high risk all by itself. As a late or last resort, surgery.

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