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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is zanaflex (tizanidine) safe to take after gastric bypass?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: yes as long as it has been prescribed by a physician.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How safe is gastric bypass now?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Safe/effective: The safety of gastric bypasses has dramatically improved over the past 15 years with improvements in training, instrumentation, and introduction of laparoscopic techniques. Mortality in experienced hands is less than 0.1%. These surgeries are safer than heart surgery and most orthopedic procedures. Look for a facility and a surgeon that carry a centers of excellence(coe) designation.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is having a gastric bypass safe and what are the disadvantages if any....?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Some risk: Modern gastric bypass surgery is much safer than it used to be, with a risk of death around 1% and other complications around 40%. The risk seems to be worth it though because the risk of death after successful surgery goes down 89% over five years. So if 100 people have gastric bypass, about one will die from the surgery, but 89 will survive longer than they would have without the surgery!

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