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How exactly does bariatric surgery affect health?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Bariatric Surgery: There are several bariatric procedures. Each has their benefits and risks. Those risks are an aside from the surgical risks. The nutritional risks of the individual surgery should be discussed with the surgeon. Ask to see a nutritionist before and after the procedure to work with you to minimize or recognize the nutritional aspects of the surgery.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Diabetes and more: Bariatric surgery has a major impact on diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint disease, gastric reflux, infertility, high cholesterol, headaches, urinary incontinence, and depression. The latest press showing dramatic correction of diabetes should make anyone with a bmi over 35 (70 pounds overweight) and diabetes really think about bariatric surgery.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Where do I begin...: Can rid you of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, back pains, hip and knee pains, neck pains. You'll sleep better, you'll have more energy, and you'll live longer. You'll keep your heart healthy and you joints functioning. Cures depression. I can go on...

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What exactly can you eat after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A handful...: The portioning and allowed foods after a bariatric procedure vary somewhat depending upon the type of procedure you undergo; however there are some fixed items. For example you should not consume any meal that is bigger than the palm of your hand, avoid carbonated beverages and avoid fatty/'junk' foods. I would encourage you to ask a bariatric surgeon for further details...Happy eating!

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