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I have muscle spasms a lot could it be caused from gastric bypass surgery?

I have muscle spasms a lot could it be caused from gastric bypass surgery?

Cramps: It is possible that you may have developed a nutritional deficiency and that can cause you to have muscle cramps. It's best to see your surgeon and have your bloodwork checked. ...Read more

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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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My veins are really dark and show through out my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!

My veins are really dark and show through out my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!

Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of course how much weight you've lost, when you had the bypass, and your medical conditions. I would suggest you call your surgeon for a follow-up evaluation and see if they have any suggestions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My legs are bowing. I had gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago. Could this be the cause.

My legs are bowing. I had gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago. Could this be the cause.

No: Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group. ...Read more

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After having gastric bypass surgery in December of 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?

After having gastric bypass surgery in December of 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?

Possible reflux: Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections. When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however. ...Read more

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I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 I was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia. Can the accident cause this?

I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 I was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia. Can the accident cause this?

It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Only: Precaution I can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby. ...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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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 much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

2-4 pounds per week: Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! ...Read more

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Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?

Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?

6-8 weeks: Normal is relative and you will have a new normal!
should be close to six weeks from surgical sites etc
your weight adjustment, diet, nutrition, vitamins etc will take longer to adjust and stabilize. ...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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How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...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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How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read more

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I would like to know about hairloss after gastric bypass surgery and how often it happens. Is there a lot of lost and does it grow back.

I would like to know about hairloss after gastric bypass surgery and how often it happens. Is there a lot of lost and does it grow back.

Hair Loss and Stress: There is often a lot of hair loss after surgery. This is called telogen effluvium and due to the stress of surgery and anaesthesia. This shedding will eventually stop and your hair will re-grow. You need to be patient since it could take a year. ...Read more

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Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much. ...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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How come digestive enzymes are reduced after gastric bypass surgery?

How come digestive enzymes are reduced after gastric bypass surgery?

Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, which goes through the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Various substances stimulate secretion of gut hormones and enzymes. In gastric bypass operations, the antrum, duodenum and proximal jejunum are bypassed and reduce levels of these hormones. ...Read more

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After gastric bypass surgery, when should I follow up with the doctor?

Hmmmmm?: That should have been made perfectly clear at the time of discharge from your surgery. That is a decision of the surgeon and could vary. Call the surgeon's office and speak with them or with his office personnel and find out this answer. It coud be 1 or 2 days or 1 or 2 weeks depending on your case. Call very soon and find out. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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