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Is it dangerous for me to sleep on my stomach after bypass surgery?

Is it dangerous for me to sleep on my stomach after bypass surgery?

No: It might be uncomfortable due to the sternal incision but is not dangerous for the patient. ...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


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Stomach bypass surgery safe?

Stomach bypass surgery safe?

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Unusual: It is not common to have abdominal pain after cabg. It could be due to some medications or something totally unrelated. Try some simple over the counter meds before going to doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

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

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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

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

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I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. Is this normal?

I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. Is this normal?

Probably: It's probably normal post-op pain but impossible to say over the internet. Only a brief, hands-on exam can answer your question with any degree of certainty. If you develop fever, don't hesitate to have it checked. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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 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 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 dangerous is heart bypass surgery?

How dangerous is heart bypass surgery?

Not very: The average mortality rate from CABG nationally is about 2-3%. This increases in older, sicker patients with more medical illnesses, and those with heart failure and acute heat attacks. ...Read more

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Is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

Is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

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

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Can triple bypass surgery be more dangerous off pump than on pump?

About equal: According to recent reports, long term results are about the same. ...Read more

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How dangerous can leg bypass surgery be due to peripheral arterial disease?

How dangerous can leg bypass surgery be due to peripheral arterial disease?

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

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How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous?

How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous?

Significant: 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

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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?

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

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Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

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

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Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Can you tell me about roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

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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Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

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

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Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Low fat: Low sodium in general. Plenty of good information on heart healthy diets out there. ...Read more

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How to help grandfather who is having a double bypass surgery?

How to help grandfather who is having a double bypass surgery?

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

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What is the recovery time after triple bypass surgery?

Triple bypass: About 4-6 weeks to feel pretty normal again. ...Read more

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What can you be doing about angina after bypass surgery?

What can you be doing about angina after bypass surgery?

Medicine, PCI, redo: These are the options for recurrent angina after bypass surgery. Pci is angioplasty and redo refers to repeat bypass surgery. Of course, a thorough work up as to the cause of the angina would proceed the above. ...Read more

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How should you be feeling 3 weeks after triple bypass surgery?

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

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Please advise if it's normal to have low BP after 20 days from having a bypass surgery?

Please advise if it's normal to have low BP after 20 days from having a bypass surgery?

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

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What percentage of triple bypass surgery patients live 5 years?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more