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A 37-year-old member asked:

what determines if gastric bypass was successful?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Ask Bariatric surgeo: I guess the success is the lost of weight and the improvement in the numbers of the glucose (a1c) and improvement in blood pressure and the lack of complications vomiting , dehydration , formation of ulcers etc.
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Many factors.: Many factors go in to determining the success of a surgical weight loss procedure. The percent of excess body weight lost is important, however improvement and hopefully resolution of medical problems is also a significant factor in determining "success".

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could I reverse my gastric bypass?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Bypass can reverse: The doctor can reverse the gastric bypass laparoscopically. The lower stomach never shrinks or loses function. The national incidence is only 1 in 1000. Usually only under rare circumstances.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Do I have to see a specialist to get a gastric bypass ordered?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Ordered no, done yes: Need a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, including psychologic, before the procedure is done. Needs to be done by a specialist/bariatric surgeon in a "center of excellence" which does at least 100/yr, with good results and follow up. Can have lots of complications during and afterward; need high quality care.
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 32-year-old member asked:

What are the downsides to gastric bypass?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Many: Including but limited to operative complications, and pain, diarrhea, bloating, anemia. Discuss with your surgeon.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat.

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