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Food Getting Stuck After Gastric Bypass
What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?
Go slow: Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow your doctor: Please follow the advice of your surgeon. Your surgeon should dictate above the rest. Because there is no consensus. ...Read more
Can you empty Geodon (ziprasidone) Capsules and sprinkle with food. I'm about to have Gastric Bypass and my meds need to be liquid form or crushed. ?
Check with surgeon: Suggest you ask your bariatric surgeon and nurse practitioner (usually on the surgical team) what to do. They are experienced with these type of questions. Your surgeon can consult with your psychiatrist if necessary. Doubt you should mix a pill with food post-op. Swallow with water probably better but ask surgeon that too. Best of luck on your bypass! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said gastric bypass 4 severe gastroperesis? What r major changes post op? Food/exercise restrictions? Active 27yo, not diabetic, 52.7kg 67" thx :)
Gastroparesis : Gastroparesis is not well understood. Diagnosis is clinical & nuclear gastric emptying scan. Treatment is medication & dietary, alternative medicine therapies, or surgery - gastric stimulator, "valve" opening, or near complete removal of the stomach, similar to a gastric bypass, but with the stomach excised. This is a last resort. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had gastric bypass in 2005 and teeth keep breaking i now have 5 broken teeth and they even break on soft foods am taking vitamins regularly?
Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!
No: Duodenal switch will not work in a patient that has undergone gastric bypass, since the food stream no longer goes by way of the duodenum. If you are gaining weight after a gastric bypass, you should see your surgeon or a specialized GI physician, who can determine the cause for weight gain. This is usually due to enlargement of the connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine. ...Read more
5 yrs. Postop gastric bypass, not able to have solid food 3 months, now passing old stool and have anastomotic ulcer. Blockage possible?
Anastomotic ulcer: Yes. A blockage or narrowing of your gastro jejunal anastomosis can occur if you have an anastomotic ulcer. The ulcer needs to be aggressively treated with proton pump inhibitors and carafate (sucralfate). Also make sure you are not taking any nsaids or smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Center of Excellence: Hi, please research the facility you wish to consult for bariatric surgery.One of the cedentials is "the center of excellence" although that is not absolute credential ask friends who have had the procedure donethe more the procedures reflects a level of experience.True that doing many procedures might produce more complications-but it can also mean that they are capable of handling complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt it: I have heard of some bariatric centers offering some weight control surgery to kids as young as 16, but not younger. These limits are subject to change over time as the treatment standards evolve. ...Read more
Usually: Gastric bypass is usually covered by most insurances including medicare and medicaid. There are often requirements such as doctor supervised weight loss for a number of months, or the surgery to be performed at a bariatric center of excellence. But yes it is covered usually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ordered no, done yes: Need a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, including psychologic, before the procedure is done. Needs to be done by a specialist/bariatric surgeon in a "center of excellence" which does at least 100/yr, with good results and follow up. Can have lots of complications during and afterward; need high quality care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?
Yes eat less: What gastric by pass do ? It will not allow you to eat , as the stomach is tiny, same thing with dr alain lewis 5 bite diet , consuming only five bites of food , no break fast , low carbohydrates, no sugary drinks no transfats , surly will loose weight if you follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bypass preop: See a surgeon for consultation. If they think you are a good candidate and meet the bmi requirements, you then see a dietician and social worker for evaluation. You also get an egd done, labs, chest x-ray, ekg, ultrasound of your liver, etc. Once you have been cleared by everyone and insurance authorization has been obtained, you get scheduled for surgery. This process takes 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16yo gastric bypass: Can you? Yes. Should you? That will take a lot of discussion to determine. You should only be evaluated for gastric bypass surgery at place that has an adolescent weight loss surgery program. Very few places around the country have that. The work up process for a 16yo is much different than an adult. Make sure you go to a surgeon that has done thousands of gastric bypasses. Experience counts. ...Read more
Waste!: No indication for such a procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Typically surgery is: recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more
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