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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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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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Dr. Gregg Nishi
485 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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O band or bypass surgery?

O band or bypass surgery?

Depends: There are several facets of the puzzle that go into this decision. You and your physician need to sit down and decide which is in your best interest. ...Read more

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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Where to get bypass surgery?

Where to get bypass surgery?

High volume: Choose a center with a high volume. You can ask around to find out the volume and outcomes in your area. ...Read more

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How serious is bypass surgery?

How serious is bypass surgery?

Serious: But done with excellent results. How serious is not having by pass surgery if you need it? ...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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What's is multiple bypass surgery?

Certainly: Bypasses are for the diseased, obstructed coronary arteries to the heart. Average 3-4 grafts per operation . More or less grafts depends on the anatomy and obstructions and coronary sizes. ...Read more

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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. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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