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Dr. Inaam Schneider
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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..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?

Dr. Inaam Schneider
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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..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 more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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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.

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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.

Ask?: Most of us choose a busy hospital near home and family. Your cardiologist will likely have a credible opinion sts database medicare database most of the "advertising" is slanted. Generally busy places are doing well( or hey get un-busy!). ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Any way to find out the overall survival rate for people who get tripple bypass surgery? Thank you.

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Yes: The society of thoracic surgeons has an extensive database that is public. www.sts.org one can enter other factors age diabetes smoking heart function to get to the most accurate rates generally good results in the usa. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How high is the percentage of triple bypass surgery patients live beyond 5 years?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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High: Depends on: age at surgery other risk factors following good choices and instructions. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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What percent of triple bypass surgery patients live beyond 5 years?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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What percent of triple bypass surgery patients live beyond 5 years?

Many: Dont know the exact % but 5 year survival typically increases significantly in patients with 3 vessel disease when they have been revascularized. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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What percentage of triple bypass surgery patients live 5 years?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Excellent: Depends on the specifics like age, extent of disease, and comorbid conditions but the ball park for all comers is in the range of 80-90%. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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If i eat exactly the way someone who has had gastic bypass surgery, will i lose weight?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
20 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Joel Gotvald
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
20 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
24 years in practice
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During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
24 years in practice
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During quad bypass surgery, my heart was stopped for 5 minutes - does that mean I was dead for 5 minutes?

No....: During bypass surgery, the bypass machine takes over the work of the heart so even though the heart is stopped, the bypass machine continues to circulate the oxygenated blood throughout your body and this is what keeps you alive during the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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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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