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Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Yes.: Lupus is certainly something to consider, and merits a full, frank discussion with your doctor. If your disease is controlled, you should be able to have the surgery. However, you need to make certain your doctor knows about it and be certain it is in check. Never assume it is - make certain! realize that even if controlled, there are risks associated with lupus that are unique to you. ...Read more

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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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Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have celaic and lupus?

Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have celaic and lupus?

Celiac and lupus: Not if you are currently suffering from symptoms of both. However, if both are well controlled and not bothering you, weight loss surgery can be performed safely. I would not undergo surgery if you have active disease though. ...Read more

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Without insurance how much money does bariatric surgery cost in the u.S.?

Without insurance how much money does bariatric surgery cost in the u.S.?

Cost of Surgery: The out of pocket cost of bariatric surgery in the us for an individual varies tremendously. The factors that affect cost include the type of operation (band, bypass, sleeve), where the operation is done (hospital vs surgery center), and who does the operation. Bottom line, $13k to $30k as a ballpark figure. Shopping for the cheapest is a bad idea. Look for the best surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I obtain bariatric surgery?

How can I obtain bariatric surgery?

Find a surgeon.: Find an experienced Bariatric surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation. Www.obesityhelp.com may help. ...Read more

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What will happen after bariatric surgery?

You'll lose weight.: Hopefully. You'll follow a prudent weight loss diet and exercise regimen. You'll supplement vitamins. You'll consult regularly with a Dietitian. You'll get blood tests to make sure you're nutritionally optimized. ...Read more

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How can you feel about bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery : How do I feel? It can be a life saving, life altering operation. It can improve or even cure you of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, chf, etc. And as a result make you live longer. How will you feel? You have to be ready and committed to make a complete lifestyle change. Eat healthy food ; exercise. It's not easy. It takes work, but you will feel great. ...Read more

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Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

It's surgery.: Any operation has risks, which is why more conservative efforts at weight loss must be failed before weight loss surgery is entertained. That being said, in the hands of an experienced surgeon weight loss surgery is minimally risky. ...Read more

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Please tell me how effective is bariatric surgery?

Please tell me how effective is bariatric surgery?

It works.: It's not magic, but with proper eating and exercise habits afterwards, bariatric surgery is one of the most effective ways to achieve permanent weight loss. ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery a good idea?

Is bariatric surgery a good idea?

Do your homework : Bariatric surgery should be an option of last choice after all conservative options have been attempted (i am a busy bariattic surgeon). If your bmi is >35 with diabetes, HTN sleep apnea then bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Talk to your pmd and consider going to a free seminar to learn about bariatric surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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