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Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Beer!: No, should not be drinking carbonated breverages because 1 you will feel uncomfortable from the gas and 2 they are empty calories that will make you regain weight. ...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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Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more

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Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves almost immediately. Usually best to wait 6 months to get pregnant after bypass since losing weight so fast. I helped write an article about the safety here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17161090/. ...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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Can you use garcinia cambogia even after having had gastric bypass surgery 2 years ago?

Garcinia cambogia: Theoretically, yes you can take it and there shouldn't be any detrimental effect to your bypass anatomy. Keep in mind there are no long term clinical trials on garcinia cambogia so who knows what can happen to you in the long run. ...Read more

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How much should I be eating 3 months post-op from gastric bypass?

How much should I be eating 3 months post-op from gastric bypass?

Whaever is comforrta: The purpose of a gastric bypass is to lose weight safely. The easy way to do that is to drink lots of fluid and eat several small meals a day. It is possible to out-eat your bypass and regain lost weight. Don't get caught in that trap. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery about 5 years ago, how many calories should I eat a day?

I had gastric bypass surgery about 5 years ago, how many calories should I eat a day?

8-9 calories per lb: We have been doing indirect calorimetey on postop bariatric patients. We are finding a total metabolism of about 8-9 calories per pound. So, if you are now 200 lb, them you would ear about 1700 cal per day to maintain your weight. If you wanted to lose wt, then you can eat 1200-1400 cal per day. Eating 400 fewer cal per day would allow you to lose 1 pound in 9 days (3500 cal for 1 lb). ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Bypass: If you have extensive abdominal surgery such as a tital colectomy a gastric bypass is not a good choice for you however you can look into other options such as the band or the sleeve gastrectomy. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass/lap band surgery elective since they should just stop eating?

Is gastric bypass/lap band surgery elective since they should just stop eating?

Bypass ; band: It is elective surgery because it isn't emergency surgery. It has nothing to do with the fact that an obese person may eat too much. ...Read more

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I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

No, but not uncommon: Follow up with surgeon. Tested for h .Pylori? Can cause ulcers. Marginal ulcers usually on the intestinal side of the anastomosis (seam) not rare. Needs follow up, especially if interfering with oral intake, or if vomiting ( a big deal). See your doc. ...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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I had a abdominal open surgery for intestinal obstruction 4 months ago.Can i start drinking alcohol/ beer?

I had a abdominal open surgery for intestinal obstruction 4 months ago.Can i start drinking alcohol/ beer?

Yes: at this stage you should be back to normal and there should be no dietary resrictions ...Read more

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I have bile reflux, treated with cholestyramine. Can I have gastric sleeve surgery?

May not benefit: Simple gastric sleeve resection may not benefit you , if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery , gastric bypass will be beneficial to you , due to " Roux 'N' Y " procedure . ...Read more

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Is it safe to fast during daytime (no food or water 19 hrs), I had surgery 4 years ago (adhesive intestinal obstruction). Surgery was also when fastin (phentermine)?

Is it safe to fast during daytime (no food or water 19 hrs), I had surgery 4 years ago (adhesive intestinal obstruction). Surgery was also when fastin (phentermine)?

Cause dehydration: people go on fast 12 hrs fast routinely for religious and other reasons but int well hydrated state. Some one with severe systemic disease (s) may harm the body drink plenty of fluid before going on 19 hrs fast ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter iron , like slow fe after gastric bypass surgery?

Can I take over-the-counter iron , like slow fe after gastric bypass surgery?

OTC iron ok: Over the counter iron is ok. Slowfe is one of most common. If you are eating ice , then you are really deficient and must take 2-3 times per day. Some bypass patient get so low in iron that an infusion might be needed. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 4 years ago but I still have some 10 extra kilos to lose. Can I take fat burner?

Excercise: Fat burners don't work. It is better to lose weight slowly. Persist with exercise and put more muscle. The muscles are your engines for metabolism. ...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. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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