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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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My surgeon has extensive experience in doing gastric bypass surgery but have never done a takedown operation on gastric bypass. What should I do?

My surgeon has extensive experience in doing gastric bypass surgery but have never done a takedown operation on gastric bypass.
What should I do?

Go to: Another surgeon. Many of today's surgeons are trained laparoscopically but are not so confident in open procedures. Older surgeons are more experienced in both, since they started with open procedures and then they adopted laparoscopic ones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more

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Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Gastric bypass : Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. ...Read more

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How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

Generally : Generally the malabsorption seen after a roux-en-y lasts for about 18 months and eventually diminishes, so iron absorption will likely improve at around that time. If you simply can't get adequate iron, make sure your doctor looks at your ferritin level and not just hemoglobin level. You may indeed benefit from iron infusion or if you happen to be a premenopausal women with a heavy period, you may benefit from discussing birth control pills to help diminish the degree of bleeding that occurs each month with your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?

My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?

Little ones: You'll need to eat very small meals afterward or you'll 1) feel awful 2) stretch your stomach and not get the desired effect. You will receive detailed nutritional counseling prior to discharge from your bariatric surgery team. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more

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Can you revise a gastric bypass surgery if you gain the weight back?

Likely: but you need expert advice on exactly what was done and what is possible in the current situation. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on any experience with gastric bypass surgery?

Can you give me more info on any experience with gastric bypass surgery?

Bypass and band: Gastric bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, hypertension, etc, but has a slightly higher risk. It is an excellent operation and accounts for the majority of weight loss operations done in the us. It is safe if done by a surgeon who has done thousands of cases. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves almost immediately. Usually best to wait 6 months to get pregnant after bypass since losing weight so fast. I helped write an article about the safety here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17161090/. ...Read more

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Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). This is particularly seen with vitamins and micronutrients, including b12, calcium , and iron. Consider taking a supplement after discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Aside from liposuction and gastric bypass surgery, what fat removal procedures are there?

Aside from liposuction and gastric bypass surgery, what fat removal procedures are there?

Resection: The classic operation for removal of fat is to cut it out. Most commonly in the abdomen- referred to as abdominoplasty. But it can be applied to any part of the body. This is not a recommendation for surgery. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. ...Read more

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When are you a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery when obese?

Candidate for bypass: For either band, bypass, or sleeve: 80-100 pounds overweight. Gastric bypass is preferable when there is significant heartburn (reflux), diabetics on insulin, or severe obesity (bmi > 50). The sleeve and band are generally avoided with significant heartburn problems. All procedures can really help with joint problems, hypertension, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can you produce the exact same results as gastric bypass surgery by eating less?

Yes: Just not as fast. It is likely that changes that occur due to a lifestyle change will last far longer than those which occur from surgical intervention, and likely without the side effects. ...Read more

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Why are you not able to have gastric bypass surgery if you have severe mental disorders?

Why are you not able to have gastric bypass surgery if you have severe mental disorders?

Major surgery: Having gastric bypas surgery is a mjor undertaking and requires the person to have stable cardiac function, stable lung function, and yes, stable mental health. Mental health willplay a large role in the eventaul succes of gatric bypass, so it is importatn to be mentally sound to get this surgery, so a person will have the best possible outcomes. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A heart condition, in which the electrical activity of the heart is abnormal. This abnormal electrical signal causes the heart muscle to contract when it is not supposed to and thus blood is ...Read more