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5 Way Bypass Surgery
My BMI is 44.5 gastric bypass is the only way I have tryed everything nothing works is there away i can get gastric bypass surgery for free?
No: There is no such thing as a free ride. Maybe next year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a way to find out how good a hospital is when it comes to bypass surgery? What percent of pts live, etc.? Thank you.
Ask?: Most of us choose a busy hospital near home and family. Your cardiologist will likely have a credible opinion sts database medicare database most of the "advertising" is slanted. Generally busy places are doing well( or hey get un-busy!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any way to find out the overall survival rate for people who get tripple bypass surgery? Thank you.
Yes: The society of thoracic surgeons has an extensive database that is public. www.sts.org one can enter other factors age diabetes smoking heart function to get to the most accurate rates generally good results in the usa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Dont know the exact % but 5 year survival typically increases significantly in patients with 3 vessel disease when they have been revascularized. ...Read more
Excellent: Depends on the specifics like age, extent of disease, and comorbid conditions but the ball park for all comers is in the range of 80-90%. ...Read more
Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?
Vascular Bypass Life: Yes, the average life-expectancy of a vascular bypass does range 5-10 years for most patients. Heart bypasses tend to last longer than bypasses in other locations of the body. Bypass that uses vein tend to last longer than those that utilize synthetic conduits, such as gortex or dacron velour grafts. Bypass life can be extended by doing stents or angioplasty or even surgical revision over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gastric bypass: Not necessarily. I would contact your bariatric program and ask what their protocol is for the procedure you had. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8-9 calories per lb: We have been doing indirect calorimetey on postop bariatric patients. We are finding a total metabolism of about 8-9 calories per pound. So, if you are now 200 lb, them you would ear about 1700 cal per day to maintain your weight. If you wanted to lose wt, then you can eat 1200-1400 cal per day. Eating 400 fewer cal per day would allow you to lose 1 pound in 9 days (3500 cal for 1 lb). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?
No....: During bypass surgery, the bypass machine takes over the work of the heart so even though the heart is stopped, the bypass machine continues to circulate the oxygenated blood throughout your body and this is what keeps you alive during the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over time: First it was open procedure...Difficult, complex and with many side effects. Now is laparoscopic and is much safer... But still can have significant complications. ...Read more
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