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Is It Dangerous For Me To Sleep On My Stomach After Bypass Surgery
Mostly...: Modern bariatric procedures have become more standardized and safer. However, you need to go through a complete evaluation process to determine whether it is right for you. The most important decision is perhaps picking the right program with a good record. ...Read more
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
My brother who is 43 yrs old, had bypass surgery 8 months ago. From last 16 hrs he is feeling abdomen pain. Doctor has given 6 injection but no cure.
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, the highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. ...Read more
I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006. I now have low red bood count. I take B12 1000mg day. Would an increase of B12 help my low blood count?3
Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue. ...Read more
I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. Is this normal?
Should I have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? I'm a 60-year-old male and I've never been a drinker. I've been over weight most of my life and I weigh about 350 lbs. I've had diabetes since the mid 1980s and I have some chronic kidn
Ask your surgeon: Generally, gastric bypass should never be done before participation in a comprehensive weight management program, where you work with drs, psychologists, trainers, nutritionists, and other health specialists to make sure that you are ready for the surgery, and that it is really the best option for you. ...Read more
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
I had gastric bypass surgery can I get an ulcer in the bypassed stomach or just pouch or sm. intestine? I have a jejunal ulcer but pain under left ribs
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 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
Define dangerous: It is major surgery. People who need it are already in danger, in danger of a heart attack, or a sudden life threatening rhythm disturbance. Every case is individualized; some patients (and mds) may opt for medical management. The best surgical results come from places and docs that have high volume (not a "factory"), not the occasional case. Can get info state by state re: success and complicatio. ...Read more
About equal: According to recent reports, long term results are about the same. ...Read more
PVD : Patients who need arterial bypass for PVD usually have coronary artery disease, hypertension and often diabetes. This combination or individually raises the risk of any surgery. When we do PVD surgery it is usually because a limb is threatened, saving a limb is a pretty prominent benefit in most people's risk/benefit equation. ...Read more
How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous?
Unusual also since pnemonectomy is most common for cancer that is extensive.
If on left must be careful with mammary graft.
Wedge or lobectomy
are well tolerated if the heart function is good.
Consider a cath to be sure of graft status.
With good preparation, it is possible. ...Read more
Mom had gastric bypass surgery 1year ago, and she's having so many vitamins&supplements as therapy, will it be dangerous to cut out most of it at once?
Yes. Don't stop meds: After gastric bypass, nutrient absorption is VASTLY reduced. While it helps lower fat & calorie intake, the downside's reduced absorption of iron (minerals) & essential vitamins like Vitamins A, C, D, E, K. Doctor prescribed supplements with high doses of vitamins & minerals FOR A REASON. If she stops taking them, she'll become deficient. DON'T STOP PRESCRIBED meds w/o talking to doctor! Ever! ...Read more
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, 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 also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: 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 also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more
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Gastric bypass : Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. ...Read more
Be there: Just be there. Especially after he comes out of the ICU. (in the ICU, you're not allowed to be visit much and he'll be sedated and less aware that you're present.). In the next 2-4 weeks after he comes home, he'll really need help with ordinary chores like getting meals, paying bills, washing clothes, etc. ...Read more
Triple bypass: About 4-6 weeks to feel pretty normal again. ...Read more
Better: Varies from person to person. You might still be a bit sore, get tired with activity, maybe some swelling. However, you should be feeling better as each day goes by. ...Read more
BP: It is not unusual for BP to be low for some time after bypass but it usually comes back to pre surgical levels within 6 weeks or so. ...Read more
Excellent: Depends on the specifics like age, extent of disease, and comorbid conditions but the ball park for all comers is in the range of 80-90%. ...Read more
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