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Doctor insights on: 2 Week Shake Diet Before Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

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What's the best way to get back on track? Had gastric bypass in 2004 lost 140 lbs but gained back 100lbs. Should i just do shakes? Bmi is 49.7.

What's the best way to get back on track? Had gastric bypass in 2004 lost 140 lbs but gained back 100lbs. Should i just do shakes? Bmi is 49.7.

Diet and exercise: It's not the answer you want to hear, but all weight related matters are due to an imbalance between calories consumed and calories burned. A dedication to a diet of moderation along with a regular exercise regimen will help you achieve your goals. Although gastric bypass helps with weight loss, in the end, it's still dependant on you making lifestyle changes. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it bad to have laparoscopic gastric bypass for scores?

Is it bad to have laparoscopic gastric bypass for scores?

Scars: No. You use have 5 or 6 small incisions (an inch or less in length). Some people form dark scars or even thick keloids. Other people have scars that literally disappear. African americans and asians tend to form keloids compared to caucasians. ...Read more

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How long would recovery for laparoscopic gastric bypass take?

How long would recovery for laparoscopic gastric bypass take?

Recovery: Most of my patients are back to work in 2-3 weeks. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity for six weeks. ...Read more

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I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now i am on the puree diet and since then i have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now i am on the puree diet and since then i have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

See your surgeon: you need to see your surgeon to make sure that there is no leak that will irritate the diaphragm and cause all this symptoms. ...Read more

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..five bite diet.. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

..five bite diet.. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

Weight loss : You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you ! I don't think it is healthy , because you are missing out on nutrients , because you are eating such low volume of food . Unless you are taking some high powered organic , food supplements , I believe , long term side effects would be hair loss , brittle nails , saggy skin . Rethink this concept . See a dietician and a doctor ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pickles while on a gastric bypass 2week pre op diet since it has no cals, carbs fats or surgar?

Ask your surgeon: It is probably ok to eat pickles 2 weeks prior to your bypass. However, every surgeon has their own protocol and sometimes can be very particular about it. It is better to ask your surgeon and be safe rather than risk having your surgery postponed because you were craving a pickle. ...Read more

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What different diet stages should someone follow after he has gastric bypass?

Post bypass diet: Every surgeon has their own preferences. I generally progress patients from a liquid to a solid diet over a 5 week period of time. Liquids for the first 2 weeks, pureed liquids in week three, soft food in week 4, and solid food in week 5. ...Read more

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The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?

The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?

Yes eat less: What gastric by pass do ? It will not allow you to eat , as the stomach is tiny, same thing with dr alain lewis 5 bite diet , consuming only five bites of food , no break fast , low carbohydrates, no sugary drinks no transfats , surly will loose weight if you follow. ...Read more

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What diet should be followed by gastric bypass surgery patients?

Diet: High protein, small meals, with vitamins like b12 and other multivitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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