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Five Way Bypass Surgery
..five bite diet.. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?
Weight loss : You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you ! I don't think it is healthy , because you are missing out on nutrients , because you are eating such low volume of food . Unless you are taking some high powered organic , food supplements , I believe , long term side effects would be hair loss , brittle nails , saggy skin . Rethink this concept . See a dietician and a doctor ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is there a way to find out how good a hospital is when it comes to bypass surgery? What percent of pts live, etc.? Thank you.
Gastric bypass: They might very well be, we don't do the operation on people who are able to cut their food intake and lose weight, they don't need it. If you've been offered bypass without giving you a shot at really cutting caloric intake to obviate surgery, something may be amiss. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?
Vascular Bypass Life: Yes, the average life-expectancy of a vascular bypass does range 5-10 years for most patients. Heart bypasses tend to last longer than bypasses in other locations of the body. Bypass that uses vein tend to last longer than those that utilize synthetic conduits, such as gortex or dacron velour grafts. Bypass life can be extended by doing stents or angioplasty or even surgical revision over time. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?
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