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Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Of course: I am not sure by what you mean by "hurt" all surgery has some postoperative discomfort. But, if you are asking the potential complications of gastric bypass--your surgeon should discuss these at length with you. For many obese patients, bypass, is a logical step after trying"everything" and you have med problems. If you feel you are being "rushed" into bypass surgery, please get another opinion.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Lipomas: Lipomas are fat tumors and benign. But without removal of a suspected lipoma--especially, if it bothers you, is tender or growing-you won't know it is a lipoma. It's physical characteristics on palpation can't absolutely deterimine that it is benign. Therefore removal and examination by a pathologist under a microscope is necessary for a diagnosis.

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Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

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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.
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Can you get the gastric bypass twice?

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Who should get a gastric bypass?

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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
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