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Should i have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? i'm a 60 year old male and i've never been a drinker. i've been over weight most of my life and i weigh about 350 lbs. i've had diabetes since the mid 1980's and i have some chronic kidn

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Health : Health care providers recommend abdominal ultrasound to ensure there are no tissue abnormalities in the abdomen or gall stones present prior to gastric bypass surgery. It is standard procedure to have this done, is non-invasive and is a pre-cursor to this extensive procedure. Best of luck!
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Generally, gastric bypass should never be done before participation in a comprehensive weight management program, where you work with drs, psychologists, trainers, nutritionists, and other health specialists to make sure that you are ready for the surgery, and that it is really the best option for you.

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