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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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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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Stomach bypass surgery safe?

Stomach bypass surgery safe?

Mostly...: Modern bariatric procedures have become more standardized and safer. However, you need to go through a complete evaluation process to determine whether it is right for you. The most important decision is perhaps picking the right program with a good record. ...Read more

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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

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How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume. It is adjustable depending on the amount of food you can eat and weight loss. The bypass permanently changes the anatomy by re-routing the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy permanently changes the size of the stomach. All work well for the right people. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

About 20% get it: Atrial fibrillation after cardiac and pulmonary operations is a known event. Medical treatment is often effective. May take several weeks to resolve, sometimes may require cardioversion. ...Read more

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Salads after gastric bypass?

Yes: yes, it may take few weeks after surgery before you can eat leafy greens. Watch the calories in the dressings! ...Read more

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What are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

What are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read more

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Is sleeve gatrectomy surgery safer as compared to the gastric bypass surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more

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How risky is gastric bypass surgery?

How risky is gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. ...Read more

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What are complications from nissen fundoplication?

What are complications from nissen fundoplication?

Operative ...: Complications include generic things such as infection and, if done laparoscopically, intra-abdominal visceral trocar injury and possible conversion to open procedure. Specific to the nissen fundoplication itself are too tight of a fundoplication, unwrapping of the fundoplication, and gastric bloating from difficulty burping or vomiting afterward. ...Read more

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Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Dumping: No, not really. There are a very small percentage of people that will get post prandial hypoglycemia, but that only gives you some of the symptoms of dumping. With dumping, you can also get diarrhea, a stomach ache, nausea. There are people that have these symptoms and who have irritable bowel syndrome, but this is different than dumping syndrome that people get after a bypass. ...Read more

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How extensive is the gastric bypass surgery?

How extensive is the gastric bypass surgery?

Major surgery: Significant rerouting of the plumbing. It is a combo restrictive (make a small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (shorten effective absoptive capacity of small bowel). "centers of excellence", with ample experience (not the occasional bypass operator) reasonably safe track record. Can have significant complications at and after surgery, short and long term. Balance risk/benefits of surg or not. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

Depends on behavior: A roux-en-y gastric bypass can be quite effective in weight loss if it is part of a multi-modality treatment process. This can include support, diet, exercise, as well as the surgery. Your doctor can guide you in finding a qualified bariatric program, but you must be willing to accept that such a procedure is not the end, and you will have to actively participate in your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

Bypass & Nissen : Doing a bypass after having a nissen is very difficult and considered revisional surgery. Lots of scar tissue from the nissen and your wrap must be undone. Risks of complications like a leak are much higher. Doesn't mean you shouldn't have a bypass. I have done many of these. You just need to go to an experienced surgeon that does revisional bypass surgery. ...Read more

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How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

Laparoscopic: More steps involved with bypass. The current picture shows bypass. The last question i answered for you has the picture of sleeve. ...Read more

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Bypass heart surgery risks?

Bypass heart surgery risks?

Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read more

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Ways to minimize "dumping syndrome" after gastric bypass?

Ways to minimize "dumping syndrome" after gastric bypass?

Dietary: Best way is to make appropriate dietary changes as recommended by your surgeon or nutritionalist. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes, poor control..: Of diabetes prior to op can increase complications of surgery so get control of sugars prior to operation to then get benefit of operation in decreasing medication need in treating diabetes. ...Read more

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What is long limb gastric bypass surgery?

What is long limb gastric bypass surgery?

More bypassed bowel: This is a weight loss operation that's similar to standard gastric bypass, except that the amount of intestines diverted is longer than typical. In this operation, the stomach is divided and a small pouch of stomach is connected to a portion of the small intestines (the jejunum), thereby skipping over the rest of the stomach and duodenum. "long-limb" referrs to how much intestines is skipped over. ...Read more

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Gastric (Definition)

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