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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Are there any activity restrictions following bariatric surgery?

Are there any activity restrictions following bariatric surgery?

Yes: Most surgeons will recommend avoiding heavy lifting (over15-20 pounds) for 4-6 weeks to minimize the risk of hernia formation. You should also avoid swimming or soaking incisions until they have healed. ...Read more

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Are there any problems with consuming milk products after bariatric surgery?

Are there any problems with consuming milk products after bariatric surgery?

No: Go for low fat milk and consider probiotics and enzymes. If you have lactose intolerance or have developed it use lactaid products. ...Read more

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Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Yes: Cataract surgery is a surgery and thus has risks associated with it, although they are generally small compared to the potential benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any alcohol restrictions when undergoing chemotherapy?

Are there any alcohol restrictions when undergoing chemotherapy?

Yes and no: In general alcohol use is to be discouraged during chemotherapy because it is immune-suppressive. But on a special occasion, an occasional drink is permissible. Do verify with your oncologist and check with him/her before you take my word for it. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more

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After asd repair, are there any vaccination restrictions?

After asd repair, are there any vaccination restrictions?

None related to ASD: None of the routine vaccinations have restrictions related to an atrial septal defect (asd), regardless of whether it is repaired or not. That means all of the routine vaccinations should be given, unless there is another medical reason not to. ...Read more

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Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Hernias may form: Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rectus muscle. A hernia may develop around the stoma site. I would definitely limit the amount of weight you lift at a time and try to limit the use of your rectus muscles if possible. ...Read more

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Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

Are there any post treatments recommended after a hip replacement surgery to lower the risks of dislocation?

They depend on the-: -approach used, either posterior or anterior. But 4 post, no internal rotation of the hip or crossing legs. These R basic. Ant. avoid external rotation of the hip. Each of these mimic the way the hip is dislocated @ surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about this, he/ she is the person to ask. ...Read more

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Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?

Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?

Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder remove is their any restriction with food? And what are the symtoms of unsuccesful surgery?

I have gallbladder remove is their any restriction with food? And what are the symtoms of unsuccesful surgery?

No: Although there is no specific recommendations against what you eat, i would consider trying a low glycemic diet. Unfortunatlely there are a number of people who do not resolve there symptoms even with there gallbladder removoved. ...Read more

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Are there any home delivery food plans for people on renal diet?

Are there any home delivery food plans for people on renal diet?

Protein: You need to look carefully at the protein content. Depending on your renal function, it may be too much for your kidneys to handle. ...Read more

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Because of excessive visceral fat accumulation due to medical issues, are there any procedures like laparascopic (supracolic) omentectomy that will work (safe) ? Or any other medical treatments ? What kind of specialist could I consult ? Not obese ..

Because of excessive visceral fat accumulation due to medical issues, are there any procedures like laparascopic (supracolic) omentectomy that will work (safe) ? Or any other medical treatments ? What kind of specialist could I consult ?
Not obese ..

More info needed: How was this diagnosed and are you having any symptoms? The momentum can be easily removed with an open operation, and it might be possible via laparoscope, depending on the size of the momentum. The question is what symptoms are you having, there may be another problem as well. A general surgeon would be the one to consult. ...Read more

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Are there any foods I should avoid after bunion surgery? Thank you!

Are there any foods I should avoid after bunion surgery?  Thank you!

Bunion : You should be able to resume your normal diet after bunion surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any risk to having a corn removal operation?

Are there any risk to having a corn removal operation?

Yes, only a little: There are risks to any procedure. For the removal of a corn, the risk is little and the benefit is large (especially if the corn is causing pain), so the risk outweighs the benefit by a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...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