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Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Gastric bypass: Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

That's an Ibuprofen-: Like compound, known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It's also known as Aleve (naproxen) too OTC. This class produces gastritis or stomach lining irritation and worse without food. So this is why when you are getting gastric bypass surgery, and have little space hold food in, the NSAIDS can wreak havoc on your stomach's lining and cause you pain and distress. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between roux-en-y gastric bypass and lap banding?

Roux-en-y VS Band: Roux-en-y
http://asmbs. Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#bypass

gastric band
http://asmbs. Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#band. ...Read more

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Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more

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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?

My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?

Little ones: You'll need to eat very small meals afterward or you'll 1) feel awful 2) stretch your stomach and not get the desired effect. You will receive detailed nutritional counseling prior to discharge from your bariatric surgery team. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between slightly elevated liver enzymes and roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Is there a relationship between slightly elevated liver enzymes and roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

NAFLD: Very well may be fatty liver disease and it is not too uncommon to detect an increase in lfts after rapid at loss. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass (roux en y) and I have been taking calcium citrate but I found a gummy calcium triphosphate that I like. Are they equal?

I had gastric bypass (roux en y) and I have been taking calcium citrate but I found a gummy calcium triphosphate that I like. Are they equal?

Equal pill for pill: Calcium citrate contains 211 mg of elemental calcium in a 1000 mg tablet. Gummy caltrate has about 250 mg of elemental calcium. So pill for pill, they are equivalent. ...Read more

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Had roux en y (sp?) in 2001 I later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? I'm on a lot of meds

Had roux en y (sp?) in 2001 I later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? I'm on a lot of meds

Ulcers: Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs cause ulcers (marginal ulcers) at your gastric pouch connection site and it can bleed, cause pain or even rupture in that area, so avoid them, or use in low dose mixed with food and only with with PPI (nexium (esomeprazole) etc), however you MUST get permission from your surgeon before doing so another dangerous thing to avoid is SMOKING, it will do the same harm. ...Read more

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4 years ago I had roux n y gastric bypass. I am 23 years old ttc. What would this surgery have for effects on pregnancy?

Pregnancy: You need to take prenatal vitamins on top of the vitamins you take for your gastric bypass surgery. You should have your vitamin and protein levels checked a few times during your pregnancy to make sure they are normal. Other than that, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass (roux n y) one of my drs put me on prednisone and now I am 186...Just got taken off of it. Can I get get weight back off?

Had gastric bypass (roux n y) one of my drs put me on prednisone and now I am 186...Just got taken off of it. Can I get get weight back off?

Steroids ; bypass: Yes, you can lose the weight again. It will be more difficult than losing weight initially after the bypass though. Also, it is good that you stopped Prednisone because steroids can increase your chances of gastric ulcers in your pouch. ...Read more

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How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

Generally: Generally the malabsorption seen after a roux-en-y lasts for about 18 months and eventually diminishes, so iron absorption will likely improve at around that time. If you simply can't get adequate iron, make sure your doctor looks at your ferritin level and not just hemoglobin level. You may indeed benefit from iron infusion or if you happen to be a premenopausal women with a heavy period, you may benefit from discussing birth control pills to help diminish the degree of bleeding that occurs each month with your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,

Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,

Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more

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Can a fistula from roux-en-y bypass in 1997 be cause of gastric pain; bloating; fullness w/ small amnts. Of food and wt. Loss of 76 pounds in 4 mos.?

Can a fistula from roux-en-y bypass in 1997 be cause of gastric pain; bloating; fullness w/ small amnts. Of food and wt. Loss of 76 pounds in 4 mos.?

Yes: A fistula --- s/p surgery (any kind) is an " unwelcome" complication of the surgical procedure. It needs to be corrected asap. And just becoz, in this case it involves- abdominal surgery, it can cause all the mentioned symptoms. ...Read more

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I used to eat roux and had gastric bypass 8 years ago. I lost 120 lbs in a year. In the succeeding years, I have gained back 45 lbs. What should I do?

I used to eat roux and had gastric bypass 8 years ago. I lost 120 lbs in a year. In the succeeding years, I have gained back 45 lbs. What should I do?

Regain weight bypass: There are many reasons why you may have regained weight. It can be your habits like eating too much, poor food choices, not enough exercise, etc., or it can be an anatomical problem with a stretched pouch, a dilated anastomosis, a gastro-gastric fistula, or some combination of all of these. You need to see a bariatric surgeon that specializes in revisions and get an UGI and egd. ...Read more

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I suffer daily back pain & tendonitis is it ok to use celebrex (celecoxib)? I had gastric bypass roue en y back in 2008

I suffer daily back pain & tendonitis is it ok to use celebrex (celecoxib)? I had gastric bypass roue en y back in 2008

Yes but: In general yes you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) in spite if your gastric surgery need to be ce refill not to take it on empty stomach ...Read more

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Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Options: Probably theist popular weight loss operation at the moment is a sleeve gastrectomy. Its not really less invasive, but has less potential for long term side effects. There are also some newer endoscopic therapies, but they are not so effective. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a Bariatric surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How safe is gastric bypass now?

How safe is gastric bypass now?

Key word: I would like to emphasize the importance of seeking coe listed surgeon. There are plenty of surgeons that offer services and have *much* worse outcomes. Dr st laurent is in my area and has an excellent reputation. ...Read more

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Who should get a gastric bypass?

Typically surgery is: Recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you agree with gastric bypass?

Do you agree with gastric bypass?

Absolutely: Bariatric surgery represents the single most effective therapy of losing weight and potentially resolving medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol etc… surgery should not be taken lightly. It is work, but worth the effort. Find a reputable surgeon with a good dietitian and after-care program willing to follow you and help you be successful for life. ...Read more

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What is the down side to gastric bypass?

What is the down side to gastric bypass?

Potential risks: Gastric bypass is a major surgery - never to be approached casually. As with any major surgery, there exist complications - even the possibility of dying! On the other hand, when a person has multiple "co-morbidities" of obesity (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.), the benefits may outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor, your family, and yourself as you make this important choice. ...Read more

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How rough is recovery from gastric bypass/?

How rough is recovery from gastric bypass/?

Not bad. 2 weeks: Most of our patients are up walking and sipping liquids right after surgery. With tiny catheters that drip numbing medicine into the skin, most patients use only oral pain meds on the first day after surgery. Most go home the day after surgery. Most go to work in two weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gastric bypass?

What is the recovery time for gastric bypass?

A few weeks: The answer depends on how it was done. Open bypass takes 3-4 weeks to recover, while laparoscopic bypass is often less than 2 weeks. You won't be 100%, but should be able to return to a desk job in this time. For manual labor, recovery will be longer. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Beall
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Roux En Y (Definition)

In general surgery, a roux-en-y anastomosis, less formally and precisely roux-en-y, is a surgically created (end-to-side) anastomosis. Typically, it is between small bowel and small bowel that is distal (or further down the gastrointestinal tract) ...Read more


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