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What determines if gastric bypass was successful?

What determines if gastric bypass was successful?

Ask Bariatric surgeo: I guess the success is the lost of weight and the improvement in the numbers of the glucose (a1c) and improvement in blood pressure and the lack of complications vomiting , dehydration , formation of ulcers etc. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a successful gastric bypass?

What are the chances of a successful gastric bypass?

Very good: Bariatric surgery has a success rate of about 80-90% for significant weight loss and maintaining that weight loss. Diet and exercise has a success rate of more like 5-10%. Average weight loss with the gastric bypass is about 70-80% of your excess body weight. ...Read more

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My friend had successful quad bypass 2y ago. Now 1 main artery 90% blocked with calcium. Has been on 3000 mg calcium sup /day. Could that caused it.

My friend had successful quad bypass 2y ago. Now 1 main artery 90% blocked with calcium. Has been on 3000 mg calcium sup /day. Could that caused it.

Nope: Calcification of plaques is a much more complicated issue than just increased intake. Discuss with your internist the cholesterol and lipid metabolism issues here. Is he on a low fat diet and excercises? ...Read more

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When was the first successful heart bypass surgery performed?

When was the first successful heart bypass surgery performed?

1964: The first successful bypass surgery was done in russia by dr kolesov in 1964. In the us dr favaloro at the cleveland clinic is credited with the first in 1967. He presented a paper describing a series of several successful cases. Cases. ...Read more

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How successful is heart bypass procedure for a stricken heart patient?

How successful is heart bypass procedure for a stricken heart patient?

Depends: If the bypass is done before there is a lot of damage and if there are no complications, the patient should do well. Pain should improve and the patient should be able to recover. ...Read more

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Due to an arteriosclerosis, my mum, 83 has had 2 femoral bypass within 1 year. After 5 months, both surgeries have failed. What are the options left? Could another 1 be more successful? Alternatives?

Due to an arteriosclerosis, my mum, 83 has had 2 femoral bypass within 1 year. After 5 months, both  surgeries have failed. What are the options left? Could another 1 be more successful? Alternatives?

Impossible to say: Your question is complex. If 2 surgeries have failed, severe, diffuse, complex disease is implied. Depending on her symptoms, medication can be tried. If she has gangrene and is not felt to be a candidate for further palliative surgery, the only other option is amputation. Sorry - good luck. ...Read more

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How safe/ successful is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg. ?

How safe/ successful  is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg. ?

Big Maybe: In general, the gold standard for CABG is full sternotomy. In experienced hands, the robot can be used to take down the lima, and a small incision to do an off pump cabg> ask your surgeon how many he has done in the past year. ...Read more

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How successful is a vein bypass for lower leg arterial disease?

How successful is a vein bypass for lower leg arterial disease?

Depends on details: Vein bypasses with greater saphenous vein of high quality have generally good success. But this depends on details. You must combine a high quality operation with good wound care, especially in patients with diabetic wounds. Without good wound care and optimal medical management, some patients can still lose their leg even with an "open" bypass. ...Read more

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Is there a 6 way bypass?

Is there a 6 way bypass?

Bypass Surgery: Bypass is a common heart surgery for blocked coronary arteries. The number of bypass grafts are the number that is associated with how many blockages must be bypassed. It is not unheard of to do six. ...Read more