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Is lowering consumption of food the only effect of gastric bypass?

Is lowering consumption of food the only effect of gastric bypass?

No: The bypass also alters the absorption of the food you eat. By routing around a fairly long portion of the small bowel the food has less time to be exposed to the intestinal lining, therefore, less is absorbed lowering calorie consumption. ...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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Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Some say yes: I have patients tell me frequently that things that uses to taste good before surgery no longer do. Some say things actually taste different. I agree it is probably more a different preference. ...Read more

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How long after getting a gastric bypass can I start eatin solid food again?

How long after getting a gastric bypass can I start eatin solid food again?

Follow your doctor: Please follow the advice of your surgeon. Your surgeon should dictate above the rest. Because there is no consensus. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

Go slow: Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you empty Geodon (ziprasidone) Capsules and sprinkle with food. I'm about to have Gastric Bypass and my meds need to be liquid form or crushed. ?

Can you empty Geodon (ziprasidone) Capsules and sprinkle with food. I'm about to have Gastric Bypass and my meds need to be liquid form or crushed. ?

Check with surgeon: Suggest you ask your bariatric surgeon and nurse practitioner (usually on the surgical team) what to do. They are experienced with these type of questions. Your surgeon can consult with your psychiatrist if necessary. Doubt you should mix a pill with food post-op. Swallow with water probably better but ask surgeon that too. Best of luck on your bypass! ...Read more

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Doc said gastric bypass 4 severe gastroperesis? What r major changes post op? Food/exercise restrictions? Active 27yo, not diabetic, 52.7kg 67" thx :)

Doc said gastric bypass 4 severe gastroperesis? What r major changes post op? Food/exercise restrictions? Active 27yo, not diabetic, 52.7kg 67" thx :)

Gastroparesis : Gastroparesis is not well understood. Diagnosis is clinical & nuclear gastric emptying scan. Treatment is medication & dietary, alternative medicine therapies, or surgery - gastric stimulator, "valve" opening, or near complete removal of the stomach, similar to a gastric bypass, but with the stomach excised. This is a last resort. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass in 2005 and teeth keep breaking i now have 5 broken teeth and they even break on soft foods am taking vitamins regularly?

Had gastric bypass in 2005 and teeth  keep breaking i now have 5 broken teeth and they even break on soft foods am taking vitamins regularly?

Ok: They can also be susceptible to the acid reflux which can occur from the gastric bypass. The acid destroys the enamel and makes it easier to get decay and erosion. Mi paste is good to use can reflux into the. ...Read more

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Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

No: Duodenal switch will not work in a patient that has undergone gastric bypass, since the food stream no longer goes by way of the duodenum. If you are gaining weight after a gastric bypass, you should see your surgeon or a specialized GI physician, who can determine the cause for weight gain. This is usually due to enlargement of the connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine. ...Read more

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5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?

5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have  anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?

Anastomotic ulcer: Yes. A blockage or narrowing of your gastro jejunal anastomosis can occur if you have an anastomotic ulcer. The ulcer needs to be aggressively treated with proton pump inhibitors and carafate (sucralfate). Also make sure you are not taking any nsaids or smoking. ...Read more

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Can you eat a bagle after gastric bypass?

Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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