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Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band: Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. ...Read more

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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6 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery. Was 400 lbs and 5'9. But recently had perferated stomach surgery lost too muchweight can't gain back help

6 years ago I had  gastric bypass surgery. Was 400 lbs and 5'9.  But recently had perferated stomach surgery lost too muchweight can't gain back help

See a bariatric surg: This is a very complex problem and you should see your bariatric surgeon to see what he recommends. You may require a surgery for reversal of the bypass. If your surgeon does not feel comfortable doing that complex surgery then you will need to see a surgeon that performs revision bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

Biliary colic: These may be new symptoms unrelated to the bariatric surgery. Weight loss increases risk and incidence of gallstones. Gallstones can cause biliary colic: belching, bloating, upper abdominal pain after eating fatty foods that radiates into back. Okay to get see your doc. An ultrasound of the gallbladder can lead to a diagnosis. Avoid big meals and fatty meals until you can get evaluated. ...Read more

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Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery i was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery i was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery i was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery i was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

This was: Probably Lovenox (enoxaparin) to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox (enoxaparin). ...Read more

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I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

Probably: It's probably normal post-op pain but impossible to say over the internet. Only a brief, hands-on exam can answer your question with any degree of certainty. If you develop fever, don't hesitate to have it checked. ...Read more

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To what extent does gastric bypass surgery cost?

To what extent does gastric bypass surgery cost?

Cost of bypass: That depends. Generally speaking, health insurance covers the cost of surgery. However, you may have a co-pay of 10, 20, even 50%. If you didn't have any insurance at all, it could cost you $30, 000 to have a gastric bypass done depending on where and by who. ...Read more

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How do I tell my bf about gastric bypass surgery?

How do I tell my bf about gastric bypass surgery?

Simply : Most find that people who go through surgery did a courageous thing by undergoing surgery to save their life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get gastric bypass surgery at 16?

Can you tell me if i could get gastric bypass surgery at 16?

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

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What to eat within the first week of having gastric bypass surgery?

What to eat within the first week of having gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass diet: Nothing but clear liquids (sugar free juice, water, broth) and protein drinks (low carb, low sugar). ...Read more

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Can I have an explanation on how the gastric bypass surgery is performed?

Can I have an explanation on how the gastric bypass surgery is performed?

Gastric Bypass: Make the stomach smaller so you cannot eat as much. Usually by separating the top portion of the stomach from the rest. Bypassing some of the small bowel so you have limited absorption capabilities downstream. A piece of small bowel is then hooked up to the new smaller gastric pouch to allow food to continue downstream. Can be done with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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When is a revision necessary for those that have previously had gastric bypass surgery?

When is a revision necessary for those that have previously had gastric bypass surgery?

Big pouch, outflow: The pouch does not usually stretch out. Above picture is the outflow from the pouch. When it is this big, some narrowing will help. Sclerotherapy is a simple 15 min endoscopic option that we have found to be helpful to reduce outflow size and help people stay full longer. Check out the youtube video: http://m.Youtube.Com/?Reload=3&rdm=m1n4ps37u#/watch?V=gofxmkpx-qo. ...Read more

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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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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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Once I have a gastric bypass surgery what happens to my extra skin?

Once I have a gastric bypass surgery what happens to my extra skin?

Stays unless removed: Individuals undergoing bypass who lose a substantial amount of weight will often have excess skin.The extent is highly variable. If the excess skin is creating a health issue such as rashes or skin breakdown or the pt desires cosmesis, it can be surgically removed, otherwise can leave alone. Surgically excising is the only way to eliminate. Exercise may help some but won't completely eliminate. ...Read more

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What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Diet and EXERCIZE!: Risks and benefits of surgery need to be tabulated for each individual and their personal issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is gastric sleeve safer or gastric bypass surgery is safer?

Can you tell me is gastric sleeve safer or gastric bypass surgery is safer?

Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more

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Need docs familiar with the gastric bypass surgery to tell me how safe it is?

Need docs familiar with the gastric bypass surgery to tell me how safe it is?

Gastric bypass safe: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery safe for people that are obese?

Is gastric bypass surgery safe for people that are obese?

Yes: The laparoscopic approach has greatly reduced the risks associated with gastric bypass. In experienced hands, the 30 day mortality rate is around 0.13%, with a leak rate less than 0.2%. Overall, the complication rate is lower than many other procedures such as hip or colon surgery. There can be significant nutritional deficiencies, which can be minimized by regular follow-up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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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