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Will a gastric bypass help ibs?

Will a gastric bypass help ibs?

No ...: Gastric Bypass is a surgical treatment indicated for severe obesity causing secondary health complications. Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of constipation or diarrhoea. It is probably caused by the interaction of certain foodstuffs on somewhat sensitive and overactive intestines. Bypass Surgery is not indicated for IBS and will not help. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Will gastric bypass be done on someone who is 6'1' and 210 ibs?

Will gastric bypass be done on someone who is 6'1' and 210 ibs?

Gastric bypass: Well, it can be done, but with a bmi of 27.7 you would not qualify for any form of weight loss surgery. You would need to weigh at least 265lbs and have some medical problems (high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc) or weigh 305lbs if you have no medical problems. In other words, you need a bmi of 35or higher with medical problems, or a bmi of 40 or higher without medical problems. ...Read more

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I have systemic scleraderma. Can I have a gastric bypass?

Complicated : Without knowing anything else about you and your medical history and eating habits, etc i would be hesitant and feel that a different procedure may be a better option. But there are many factors that weigh into recommending the best bariatric procedure. You really need to talk to a bariatric surgeon about which surgery is the right one for you. ...Read more

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Once I have a gastric bypass surgery what happens to my extra skin?

Once I have a gastric bypass surgery what happens to my extra skin?

Stays unless removed: Individuals undergoing bypass who lose a substantial amount of weight will often have excess skin.The extent is highly variable. If the excess skin is creating a health issue such as rashes or skin breakdown or the pt desires cosmesis, it can be surgically removed, otherwise can leave alone. Surgically excising is the only way to eliminate. Exercise may help some but won't completely eliminate. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a gastric bypass?

How safe is it to have a gastric bypass?

Very safe. : Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. The major complication rate is in the range of 1-2 % but varies considerably between surgical groups. Find a skilled group who focuses on bariatrics and are fellowship trained in it. The bottom line is that the risk of death from living with morbid obesity is higher than the risk from surgery, by far. ...Read more

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I have blue cross blue shield insurence does it cover gastric bypass if I want to have it done?

I have blue cross blue shield insurence does it cover gastric bypass if I want to have it done?

Maybe: You will first have to choose your surgeon and have a consultation. If you meet the criteria, it maybe covered but you will have to follow through on the prescribed program. It can take a few months to know. Just calling the company may not work. The surgeon will be able to tell you. ...Read more

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Can you still have a gastric bypass when you have systemic vasculitis (churg strauss syndrome)?

Probably: Vasculitis alone does not rule out the possibility of having gastric bypass surgery. However, severe symptoms may increase your risk of certain complications. High dose steriods for example may complicate wound healing. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you have a gastric bypass?

Tough question: It depends on the type of surgery you had (traditional roux-en-y, sleeve procedure, or banding). In general, you usually get one shot with the surgical procedures except the band. If your band was removed for some reason, it is likely it could be replaced. A gastric bypass specialist could review your specific circumstances. ...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

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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