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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Overview)

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 psychotherapy and nutritionist services.


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Can u have more than i bypass surgery?

Can u have more than i bypass surgery?

Yes--may not need to: Coronary bypass is done these days using the mammary artery (from under the collarbone) to create a great size-matched bypass into the lad (artery on the front of the heart). This almost always lasts a lifetime. Vein grafts may fail after 6 years ~ 50% of the time. It is often possible to treat these failures with stents of the original arteries (or the grafts) rather than doing another bypass. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
483 doctors shared insights

Bypass Surgery (Overview)

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 psychotherapy and nutritionist services.


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How soon can I travel in a car after bypass surgery? How long after bypass surgery can I travel in a car?

Car: Travel in a car is possible going home from the hospital post cabg. We don't recommend sitting behind a steering wheel for over 6 weeks post sternal splitting surgery. Long car trip should await healing and reconditioning post op. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What is bypass surgery?

What is bypass surgery?

Heart surgery.: Bypass surgery is an operation in which surgeons create a bypass to allow blood to go around blockages in the arteries. To accomplish a bypass, surgeons use a graft - a blood vessel from the leg or chest. With the graft in place, blood can now flow freely to the heart muscle, bypassing the blocked or narrowed section of the artery. A week's stay in the hospital is usually necessary afterwards. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Low fat: Low sodium in general. Plenty of good information on heart healthy diets out there. ...Read more

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What is the duration of bypass surgery?

What is the duration of bypass surgery?

About 3 hours: Hello pbloom -- uncomplicated heart bypass should take about 2-3 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How long should I wait after my bypass surgery before taking a long plane trip?

How long should I wait after my bypass surgery before taking a long plane trip?

This varies: Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is elevated during the initial post op period. Avoided by keeping active(walk when permitted), hydration. Your surgeon will tell you. Uncomplicated surgery, 3 weeks. Again, talk to your surgeon. Sternal wires may set off certain alarm types. ...Read more

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