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Doctor insights on: I Am A 5ft 20 Year Old And Weigh 230 Am I A Canidate For Bypass Surgery

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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


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How much do you need to weigh to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery?

How much do you need to weigh to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery?

Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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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A person I am interested in has undergone bypass surgery last year. He is 42 years old non diabetic and non smoker. What is the prognosis for him. ?

A person I am interested in has undergone bypass surgery last year. He is 42 years old non diabetic and non smoker. What is the prognosis for him. ?

He takes care: Hard to answer this question expect in general terms. Always good when a person takes care, gets a diagnosis, seeks treatment and can share the experience. Be well. ...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?

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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Advice for cardio bypass surgery for 67 years old man ?

Advice for cardio bypass surgery for 67 years old man


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Depends: Cardiac bypass is advised if there are multiple coronary arteries which have significant blockage, or if there is a critical blockage in an area that is not fixable with balloon inflation or stents. 67 is not an unreasonable age at which bypass may be performed. I highly recommend discussing this with your cardiologist as it is not a simple matter that can be adequately addressed on a forum. ...Read more

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How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?

How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?

Serious: Probably best option! but each item adds some risk. Diabetes, renal dysfunction have become quite common to have to deal with. 68 is getting younger all the time. Good preop care is important. No smoking lung incentive practice showers- hydration to have adequate urine diabetic control. ...Read more