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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 a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Can a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Yes: Some surgeons do band-over-bypass procedures and report good weight loss results. However, there is an increased risk of complications such as band erosion when placing a gastric band over the gastric pouch. You should first talk with your bariatric surgeon to determine whether there are other options. ...Read more

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Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...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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Have you had the gastric bypass done after having the lapband?

Have you had the gastric bypass done after having the lapband?

Many. Works well: We are seeing quite a few band patients who develop some intolerance (usually heartburn). Almost 1/3 seem to need the band removed. The next options would be either a sleeve or a gastric bypass. Both seem to work fairly well. Most will lose about 60-70% of excess weight after this revision surgery. The bypass is better for those with persistent bad reflux after the band comes out. ...Read more

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Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Yes: Currently, the most widely performed procedures in adolescents are the roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the adjustable gastric band. Sleeve gastrectomy has also been increasingly performed in adolescents. ...Read more

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How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

Malabsorption: The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

Can you tell me about gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

For weight loss: Gastric bypass means that most of the stomach is bypass by reducing you stomach to a small pouch, about 3oz. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy means that most of your stomach is removed leaving a tube made from the stomach, near the size of a garden hose. ...Read more

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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Nothing's perfect.: You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk. ...Read more

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How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Depends : Well, it depends where the hernia is, and type of hernia and type of repair. ...Read more

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What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref. ...Read more

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Might someone have lap band and then have the bypass, if necessary?

Bariatrics: For bariatric surgical care, one successful procedure is the goal, not two. After engaging in the local bariatric program of your choice, you will learn the risks and benefits of each procedure in addition to the diet and behavior modifications. Many patients lose enough weight with the program alone, that surgical care is not needed. Okay to discuss with your bariatric team. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have gastric bypass done without insurance?

Can I have gastric bypass done without insurance?

Gastric bypass: Yes, you can have any operation you want without having insurance as long as you can afford to pay for it yourself. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastric bypass after having a nissen surgery for gerd?

Yes: It is possible but it may not be possible to do laparoscopically due to prior surgery. ...Read more

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When should someone get lap band surgery?

Hope for never: First reduce your weight to optimal levels by discipline reducing caloric intake with healthy food , regular exercises when failed only you need one of the accepted procedure . Speak to your family doctor first . ...Read more

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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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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

Different type: Gastric band is reversible , where the adjustable ( removable ) device at upper stomach with very small pouch constricts like dumbbell . In gastric sleeve , a tube of stomach is left , rest of stomach is removed ...Read more

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