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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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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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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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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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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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After my bypass surgery, what medications will I need to take at home?

It depends: This question is best answered by your surgeon and cardiologist. Some having heart surgery return home taking maybe one or two medications for a short time, most return on one or more meds permanently. The medications are prescribed to optimize your condition, and each patients situation is different. It is important to be compliant. ...Read 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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What are the social and economic impacts of bypass surgery?

Multiple: Social: life saving, return to productive work and family life as parents and grandparents. Economic: expensive one time for most folks-and return to taxpaying status!, . ...Read more

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How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

Depends: The total cost ranges anywhere between $35, 000 to about $70, 000 depending on which hospital and which region of the country you have it done at. ...Read more

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