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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss ?

Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss ?

No: Sleeve gastrectomy is an abdominal surgery. Tortuous thoracic aorta should not impact the decision whether to perform this surgery or not (unless there are other problems with the aorta, such as an aneurysm). ...Read more

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How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

Not very: You may be a good candidate for a body lift or a tummy tuck, maybe even arm skin tightening. After losing massive weight, your skin is left loose. Additional liposuction may even make this worse. Skin will not shrink up unfortunately and needs to be surgically tightened up. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

Both are great, but: Both take about one hour, laparoscopic. Usually home the next day. As safe as appendectomy (with experienced surgeon). Weight loss at one year is 80% for bypass and 70% for sleeve. Bypass ideal for bad reflux or bad diabetes. Sleeve has fewer problems with sugar, but mild risk reflux. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Unknown: There are no large scale studies available and probably will not be available to give exact answer, however pts with Sjogren's do undergo non bariatric surgical procedures with good results (mostly). If there is associated connective tissue disorder then the clinical picture is more complex. Vitamin deficiencies can get worse after bariatric surgery, NSAIDs use will result in ulcers so should be , ...Read more

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What is a weight loss surgery you can get after having a gastric bypass?

What is a weight loss surgery you can get after having a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass: Revisional surgery after bypass is complex and should only be performed by an expert. If there is something abnormal with the bypass anatomy it should be fixed. But if the bypass is well done and a normal bypass anatomy is maintained the best is to go back to your support group nutritionist...Etc to get back on track and continue loosing weight. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Weissman. I had weight loss surgery last year gastric sleeve, I've lost close to 100lbs, however I need something that will continue to help me curve my crave for a little while and would like to go on phentermine, thru a doctor, just want to ma

Hello Dr. Weissman. I had weight loss surgery last year gastric sleeve, I've lost close to 100lbs, however I need something that will continue to help me curve my crave for a little while and would like to go on phentermine, thru a doctor, just want to ma

Phentermine : After having had gastric surgery for weight loss, a decision to also add in phentermine would need to be made only after careful evaluation of your medical history and how you were doing currently with your weight-loss metabolically. Unfortunately, we cannot prescribe diet related medications here on HealthTap. You should make an appointment to see your regular doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr.I would like to know for what reason do you think am not losing weight , after having the gastric sleeve surgery for the past 16 days?

Dr.I would like to know for what reason do you think am not losing weight , after having the gastric sleeve surgery for the past 16 days?

Weight loss: Is still based on the simple equation of calories eaten minus calories burned off in a day. If you have not lost much weight, you are managing to eat the same amount of calories each day as you use. If you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. If you use more than you eat you will lose. You need to see if you have been low on using calories (and can increase activity to help) or vice vers. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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