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I am 5 yrs out from gastric bypass and in the last year I have noticed an increase in my feeling hungry. This was not an issue in the past.?

I am 5 yrs out from gastric bypass and in the last year I have noticed an increase in my feeling hungry.  This was not an issue in the past.?

Bypass weight gain: You may have an enlarged gastric pouch, and enlarged anastomosis, or both, which can allow you to eat more and also feel hungrier. You should see a bariatric surgeon and get an egd and upper GI to assess your anatomy. ...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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I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go

I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go

Foods: Your situation MAY have something to do w/the foods you eat. Because you have had GI surgery it is important that you eat properly as you know. Please see your doc tor and a nutritionist and mention the body odor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?

Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?

Right sided pain: Pain in that area of the abdomen can occur with gall bladder or pancreatic disorders, gastritis or peptic ulcer. Liver origin would be unlikely. Consult a physician if symptom persists, recurs, or if associated abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting or bowel irregularities occur. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention. ...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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What should I eat the second week after gastric bypass?

What should I eat the second week after gastric bypass?

Talk to your Surgeon: This is something that should be discussed with your surgeon. Some surgeons like to keep their patients on liquids for 2 to 3 weeks after their gastric bypass procedure whereas others will feed them small amount of solid foods a little sooner. It's important that you follow up with your surgeon and see what he recommends. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you have a gastric bypass?

Tough question: It depends on the type of surgery you had (traditional roux-en-y, sleeve procedure, or banding). In general, you usually get one shot with the surgical procedures except the band. If your band was removed for some reason, it is likely it could be replaced. A gastric bypass specialist could review your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

What health problems are needed in order to qualify for gastric bypass?

Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to convince my friend to get gastric bypass?

What would you suggest I do to convince my friend to get gastric bypass?

Be supportive: The best answer is that this is an individual choice. The best outcomes in bariatric surgery are with those patients who are highly motivated, understand the risks, and who make the choice themselves. The best thing your friend needs is your support and understanding. Provide this, and he/she will have the best advice you can give. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass yrs ago Having issues now Would like to ask Thanks val?

Gastric bypass yrs ago 
Having issues now 
Would like to ask 

Thanks val?

Ask: Please state your question. It may be better to take it up with your primary care provider, who knows your health history. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have stretched out my gastric bypass pouch, are there any symptoms ?

How can I tell if I have stretched out my gastric bypass pouch, are there any symptoms
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Try Bagel Test: After a bypass, you can test your pouch size and emptying by a bagel test. Eat mini bagels until full (in morning without any fluids). Record number of bagels (could be up to two for normal). Then wait 30 minutes. Dont drink anything. Try eating mini bagels again. Ideally, most of the pouch should still be full and you should only be able to eat one. ...Read more

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Salads after gastric bypass?

Salads after gastric bypass?

Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are rather high in dietary sugars. Higher amounts of dietary sugars can cause dumping syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the risks of gastric bypass?

What are the risks of gastric bypass?

Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read more

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What happens to skin after gastric bypass?

What happens to skin after gastric bypass?

Not much: Unfortunately, as your waistline starts to shrink, your skin stays pretty much where it was. This results in significant laxity of your skin. Your skin tends not to retract back very much, leaving you with excess, hanging skin. ...Read more

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Can I still drink after i've had gastric bypass?

Very little: You may drink some non-carbonated alcohol. The absorption is rapid and effect is quick. There is some data that a small percentage might fall into alcohol abuse, since they get rapidly intoxicated, then quickly sober, then drink again, chasing the quick "high". Best to keep verylimited, like one half glass of wine. ...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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