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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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