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salads after gastric bypass?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Are ok: Salads are generally tolerated ok after a gastric bypass. But i typically have patients wait close to 3 months before introducing raw vegetables and salads. Although, every patient is a little different as far as what foods are tolerated. So try it and see how it goes..
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are rather high in dietary sugars. Higher amounts of dietary sugars can cause dumping syndrome.
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 20 years experience
Yes: yes, it may take few weeks after surgery before you can eat leafy greens. Watch the calories in the dressings!

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What determines if gastric bypass was successful?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could I reverse my gastric bypass?

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

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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.
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What are the downsides to gastric bypass?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Many: Including but limited to operative complications, and pain, diarrhea, bloating, anemia. Discuss with your surgeon.
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What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

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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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