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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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I had gastric bypass surgery ten yrs ago now have loose skin and hanging fat no one will help me get rid of it because of no insurance no help im mess?

I had gastric bypass surgery ten yrs ago now have loose skin and hanging fat no one will help me get rid of it because of no insurance no help im mess?

Save: Even with insurance there is no guarantee of coverage. Often what the patient feels is medically necessary and what insurance companies feel differ and the physician is caught in the middle. If it is a priority then you could save money slowly and if you have hanging fat perhaps a little more weight loss would be in order. ...Read more

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How can I tighten up loose skin? I had gastric bypass surgery last year and lost 130 pounds. I have lots of loose skin and have not been able to get rid of it. Any ideas short of surgery to remove it? Exercising has not helped.

How can I tighten up loose skin? I had gastric bypass surgery last year and lost 130 pounds. I have lots of loose skin and have not been able to get rid of it. Any ideas short of surgery to remove it? Exercising has not helped.

Massive weight loss: Really the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will help improve appearance, clothing fit, body contour, and hygiene as well. The trade off are scars but those can often be hidden by undergarments/swimwear, etc and for many patients the tradeoff is worth it. Well done! ...Read more

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I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

Gastric bypass: After having gastric bypass surgery it is important to stay on the recommended diet and not vary from it. This can cause gas, and other problems. Also drink plenty of water or healthy fluids to stay adequately hydrated. If you do both of these and still have problems then follow with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain

I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain

Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes.

You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation.

If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes. ...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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How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read more

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Why do overweight people get gastric bypass surgery?

Why do overweight people get gastric bypass surgery?

Several reasons: Gastric bypass can help obese patients lose weight and also get rid of associated problems such as type 2 diabetes. There are several other types of procedures for weight loss, but this one works in two ways. It is restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning the stomach is smaller and also the digestive tract is shorter. ...Read more

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Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. ...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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Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Teen: Waiting until 18 would be ideal but 16 ; 17 year olds can have surgery but should only do so at an adolescent weight loss surgery program and after extensive evaluation. This includes the usual evaluations by the surgeon, dietician, ; social worker, plus a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatrician, and x-rays of their growth plates to prove physiologic maturity. ...Read more

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I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating: First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. ...Read more

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What's the procedure to get gastric bypass surgery?

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 more

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Please tell me, could I 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 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 more

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No matter what I eat or how much I eat I get nauseated. I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. What could be causing my nausea?

Gallstones or ulcer: Nausea after gastric bypass is not normal. Most common is small stones or sludge in gallbladder. Also consider ulcer (must avoid aspirins and tobacco). Less common might include bowel obstruction, medication-related, and constipation. Of course, you will need to see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

Diet/exercise: I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal with the dietary changes after bypass surgery. ...Read more

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I wanna get gastric bypass surgery but I'm to afraid to go to my doctors office and talk to him about it. I'm 18 years old 5'5 and weigh 240 BMI 40?

I wanna get gastric bypass surgery but I'm to afraid to go to my doctors office and talk to him about it. I'm 18 years old 5'5 and weigh 240 BMI 40?

Talk to PCP: Talk to your PCP about your concerns. Do not request anything specific, don't say " I want gastric bypass" but discuss your concerns. You probably qualify for a procedure. Typically either BMI equal or greater than 40 alone, or BMI > 35 plus other medical risk factors like BM, hypertension, elevated cholesterol qualify pt for a procedure. Plus you are 18 y/o and are an adult. ...Read more

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I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5, 4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5, 4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

Perhaps: Your doctor can guide you through the process of attaining weight loss surgery. Provided they have exhausted all medical means and reversed hormonal causes you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible and good luck. ...Read more

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Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Only: Precaution I can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Nothing's perfect.: You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk. ...Read more

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Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Some say yes: I have patients tell me frequently that things that uses to taste good before surgery no longer do. Some say things actually taste different. I agree it is probably more a different preference. ...Read more

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How come digestive enzymes are reduced after gastric bypass surgery?

How come digestive enzymes are reduced after gastric bypass surgery?

Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, which goes through the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Various substances stimulate secretion of gut hormones and enzymes. In gastric bypass operations, the antrum, duodenum and proximal jejunum are bypassed and reduce levels of these hormones. ...Read more

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Can I eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

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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Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves almost immediately. Usually best to wait 6 months to get pregnant after bypass since losing weight so fast. I helped write an article about the safety here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/17161090/. ...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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more