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Does smoking affect gastric bypass surgery?

Does smoking affect gastric bypass surgery?

Snesthesia specific: Patient's who qualify for bariatric surgery are already at risk for sleep apnea and collapsed lungs. Why make things worse by triggering constriction of airways? I know of many bariatric surgeons who refuse surgery on smokers. Remember, post-surgical instructions are very strict so you have to demonstrate the ability to change unhealthy behaviors prior to surgery. ...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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Does gallbladder removal affect hormones?

Does gallbladder removal affect hormones?

No: While the gallbladder responds to some hormones produced by the GI tract, it doesn't produce any hormones. The only hormones it responds to are those that your body secretes specifically to regulate digestion. ...Read more

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How come digestive enzymes are reduced after gastric bypass surgery?

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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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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Bypass works: Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%. Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt. ...Read more

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Does 5th heart bypass surgery exist?

Does 5th heart bypass surgery exist?

Yes: You can have a quintuple (5x) coronary-artery bypass. For example, you can use 5 bypass grafts utilizing one artery from each arm, one from each leg, and the left internal mammary artery. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much will gastric bypass affect my excess skin?

Doctors, how much will gastric bypass affect my excess skin?

May need surgery: Weight loss after surgery generally result in excessive loose skin especially around abdomen, hips, thighs and upper arm. It may require surgical removal for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) affect speed of digestion or stomach emptying?

How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) affect speed of digestion or stomach emptying?

Moves things quicker: Because of how it works (enhances acetylcholine effect on gut) it can causes nausea/vomitting, increases peristalsis (moves bowel/gut/stomache quicker), salivation, urination frequency, as well as causing slow of heart rate and low blood pressure etc...Its only medical uses are for myasthenia gravis and as an antidote for some anesthetic agent. If u have much trouble, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

How does  nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Bypass: That's fine. As long as you are on synthroid (thyroxine) and your thyroid hormone levels are normal, having bypass surgery is safe. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl affect thyroid function?

Does Flagyl affect thyroid function?

No: The pill itself should have no affect on thyroid function. ...Read more

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Does iron intake affect coronary artery disease?

Does iron intake affect coronary artery disease?

Shouldn't: I have never heard of iron supplementation affecting the course of coronary artery disease. Too much iron can effect the myocardium, however, even in that case, it usually is not the oral supplementation but a different process that leads to the damage (cardiomyopathy). ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So if the underlying diagnosis is really gastritis or a duodenal ulcer alcohol could certainly make it worse. ...Read more

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Will an underactive gallbladder affect a massive hiatal operation?

Will an underactive gallbladder affect a massive hiatal operation?

Probably not: An underactive gb is not an accurate diagnosis always to act on, while a hiatal hernia usually is. Then again having it removed at the same time is not very difficult. ...Read more

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How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

$58,000: $58, 000 in usa. $20, 000 in canada and england. $2000 in india. ...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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Does cholecystectomy affects appetite?

Does cholecystectomy affects appetite?

Temporarily : Any surgery can affect appetite temporarily (typically few wks). It all comes back eventually. With cholecystectomy, certain foods cause more problems and eventually u may start to not like those foods if the symptoms are bad enough. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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