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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
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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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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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

Detour: The bypass does not refer to the bypass machine, which reroutes the blood away from the heart and lungs so it can be oxygenated and sent back to the body. A bypass is the actual graft (vein or artery) that is used to jump over the blockage in a coronary artery, like a detour around a road that is damaged. The blockage remains in place, but the blood flow bypasses it through the graft. ...Read 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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Is medication a life long affair after bypass surgery?

Medications: Not necessarily. Medications may be required to control the risk factors. ...Read more

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What are the odds of surviving a second quadruple bypass surgery?

Great: However, you need tighter risk factor control so there is not a 3d bypass procedure. See our preventive medicien center wellness protecting ... Numbers" on our www.Thepmc.Org website /or read my book "maximum healing.". ...Read more

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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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