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Im getting a sleeve gastrectomy and I want to know everything about it.?

Im getting a sleeve gastrectomy and I want to know everything about it.?

Talk to your surgeon: It's the doctor's responsibility to explain it and answer all your questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more


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I am planning to get pregnant soon but problem is i had a tummy tuck 2 years ago i wanted to know if its harmful to the baby if i was to wear a girdle most of my pregnancy? I know it sounds vain but im scared to gain too much weight and let my stomach str

I am planning to get pregnant soon but problem is i had a tummy tuck 2 years ago i wanted to know if its harmful to the baby if i was to wear a girdle most of my pregnancy? I know it sounds vain but im scared to gain too much weight and let my stomach str

Ask Obgyn: Best to run this question by your ob/gyn. Personally, I do not think that the use of a girdle will necessarily prevent you from “gaining too much weight” during pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy weight, under the supervision of your ob/gyn, will be important for many reasons ( including minimizing the chances that additional surgery will be necessary after delivery). ...Read more

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Do i need or can I get the sleeve im 5'0 i weigh 185.8 pounds my BMI is 36 so i was wondering if i could get the sleeve and would my insurance pay it what do you recommend that i do?

Do i need or can I get the sleeve im 5'0 i weigh 185.8 pounds my BMI is 36 so i was wondering if i could get the sleeve and would my insurance pay it what do you recommend that i do?

You : You should see your family doctor to evaluate your overall medical conditions. Body weight is not the entire means to determine a need for weight loss surgery. Sometimes diabetic conditions, severe arthritis, or heart problems can indicate a benefit from bariatric surgery. The individual types of surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy depend on what your doctor and your surgeon determine may or may not be indicated for your individual and specific conditions. I cannot speak for your insurance company, as many companies have many different and varied policies on what is or is not covered. Your family doctor may be able to help you find out what is covered by your insurance company. ...Read more

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My stomach is really flabby and i want to get a tummy tuck. What are some things I should know before doing so?

My stomach is really flabby and i want to get a tummy tuck. What are some things I should know before doing so?

Homework needed: There are many resources available online. Most plastic surgeons, like myself, have information on tummy tucks (witch hazel) available on their web site. This can provide good general information about the procedure, what it fixes, what it doesn't and the usual recovery. However, there is no substitute for an in-person consultation with a quailified surgeon. Research your doctor, more than your procedure. ...Read more

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Hi, im viktoria. I just want to ask what am i going to do for my first pregnancy? I just want my baby to be very healthy as much as possible.

Hi, im viktoria. I just want to ask what am i going to do for my first pregnancy? I just want my baby to be very healthy as much as possible.

Nutrition and rest: The best thinhs you can do for your baby is to take care of yourself. If you are not already pregnant, talk to your OB doc before pregnancy about starting vitamin supplements with Folic Acid to prevent birth defects. If already pregnant, congrats! you are your baby's house for the nest year, so don't pollute it, keep it clean (ie don't smoke, drink, drugs), and make sure you get rest and exercise. ...Read more

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I am wondering if i can get some advice on getting a gastro bypass and what to expect?

I am wondering if i can get some advice on getting a gastro bypass and what to expect?

In my experience: I have seen both successful cases and complicated post bypass cases. Please see your gastroenterologist/surgeon for the best advise. Best of luck! ...Read more

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A week from now i'm getting my braces and i just want to know is there anything i can do now to prepare?

A week from now i'm getting my braces and i just want to know is there anything i can do now to prepare?

Oral hygiene: Make sure your mouth is immaculately clean. The cleaner your mouth, the easier the braces will go on, and the quicker you will get used to them. Talk to the orthodontic specialist about specific braces "care and feeding" instructions. You may also benefit from seeing your general dentist 3-4 times a year, instead of twice, for professional cleanings while braces are on. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to get my stomach flat and i was thinking about taking hydroycut?

What to do if i want to get my stomach flat and i was thinking about taking hydroycut?

Dont: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Hi, i know it´s risk, but my question is. I want to know what will happen, if i go to fundoplication?. I have GERD 3mmhg and dysmotility of esophagus

Hi, i know it´s risk, but my question is. I want to know what will happen, if i go to fundoplication?. I have GERD 3mmhg and dysmotility of esophagus

Depends.: Surgery for gerd certainly can help symptoms, but as with any surgery, there can be complications and long-term side effects. Currently, surgery is recommended for gerd only if the patient is refractory to medical therapy. Have you had a good trial of anti-reflux medications? Did they work? These are questions that you will need to answer with your physician before considering any sort of surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?

What to do if I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?

Yes possible: by Herculian effort , due to small pouch need extra measures specially made food containing high protein diet vitamins minerals etc You must see nutritional specialist . Speak to your doctor there will be in the team to help you . ...Read more

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I am HIV positive i weigh 240 pounds I am trying to lose weight what do you recommend i need something that is safe what about gastric bypass?

I am HIV positive i weigh 240 pounds I am trying to lose weight what do you recommend i need something that is safe what about gastric bypass?

HIV ; gastric bypass: I would need to know your height but assuming your bmi qualifies for weight loss surgery, and operation could definitely be beneficial to you. I can't tell you which operation is best without doing a consultation with you, but I have done gastric bypasses on hiv+ patients before and they have done fine. ...Read more

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I have to get a biopsy.I am scared and don't now what to expect?

I have to get a biopsy.I am scared and don't now what to expect?

This is normal.: Having concerns about a pending medical procedure is ok. There are many types of biopsies. Ask the doctor or other provider who is going to perform the biopsy to explain in detail and aswer any questions that you have. Having a better understanding of the specific procedure may help to calm and reassure you. Be well. ...Read more

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I am study now in highschoo and i want to become a good doctor but I am kinda feel loss and other thing like that so i want some advice about this ?

I am study now in highschoo and i want to become a good doctor but I am kinda feel loss and other thing like that so i want some advice about this ?

Stress?: It is hard work to become a doctor and there are so many stresses that can be helped by family and community support. Sense of loss? This could be depression or grief, this could be hormonal - social damage of war in libya can be very hard on you. Working to be a doctor means that you are willing to wait many years to be "successful" unlike your friends and family who may choose easier paths? ...Read more

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I think I have adult add but I am embarassed to go to the dr. How do I know if it is necessary for me to go? I am 27 female and white

I think I have adult add but I am embarassed to go to the dr. How do I know if it is necessary for me to go? I am 27 female and white

Eliminate alternativ: Lack of focus can be triggered by some correctable issues that have nothing in common with ADD.Lack of restorative sleep, erratic nutrition, thyroid disease, other chronic illnesses , etc. If you work on the things that you can fix, and still have a problem, a thorough checkup is needed. It is easy to go online and identify with symptom lists for ADD, it is more appropriate to see a professional. ...Read more

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I really want to lose weight but i don't have any determination and eat what i shouldnt. I never stick to a diet for a long time. Need help please! ?

I really want to lose weight but i don't have any determination and eat what i shouldnt. I never stick to a diet for a long time. Need  help please! ?

Diet: A diet is how you eat all of the time not what you go on to lose weight. Try some diet changes that you can live with forever as opposed to going on a diet. General healthy rules: eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water. Walk daily! ...Read more

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