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Doctor insights on: Kidney Failure After Bypass Surgery

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Can a person who has had a kidney transplant still have bypass surgery?

Can a person who has had a kidney transplant still have bypass surgery?

With caution: Bypass surgery reduces weight by limiting food intake and minimizing absorption of the foodstream that is ingested - depending on the specific technical type of bypass performed. But, the transplant recipient does need all of the rejection medications to be continuously absorbed, without a change. So, when the operation occurs, monitoring of drug levels and dose adjustment as needed is crucial. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?

Not likely: What kind of surgery did you have? If it was elective surgery, your doctor would have corrected your hemoglobin by iron administration. In an emergency surgery, they could have given you blood transfusion. ...Read more

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My grandfather has chf, adema in his legs and kidney failure how dangerous will shunt surgery be?

My grandfather has chf, adema in his legs and kidney failure how dangerous will shunt surgery be?

Failure is Dangerous: Heart failure & kidney failure is more dangerous than shunt surgery. The shunt is for dialysis which can improve both heart & kidney failure. When the heart completely fails one dies, but when the kidneys fail there is still di alysis, which could be good for your grandfather. ...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

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What occurs with renal failure and heart bypass surgery?

What occurs with renal failure and heart bypass surgery?

?worse?: Assuming that you are asking what will happen to chronic kidney disease when having cabg. High risk of worsening, possibly needing dialysis. You need to discuss your risks vs benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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My mother 79yrs old had triple bypass surgery she states dr told her she had blood in enzyme going from heart to kidneys what does that mean?

My mother 79yrs old had triple bypass surgery she states dr told her she had blood in enzyme going from heart to kidneys what does that mean?

Mixed up: Your mother didn't get what the doc told her. What you wrote is gibberish. You need to ask the doc what she was told as what you got from your mom is mixed up. ...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 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 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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...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