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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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

No.: Chest wall aches and pains may occur after sternotomy. Full range of motion excersises to the upper extremities will assist in recovery as well as gentle swimming if able. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

Varies: The graft may have closed because it was attached to a diffusely diseased vessel with miminal flow. If the area is collateralized, nothing may need to be done. If reduced blood flow to that are of the heart is documented and associated with symptoms, then your own vessel that lost the bypass may possibly be opened with a stent. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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My dad had triple bypass surgery last week he has contd to cough since the surgery. Is it normal after his bypass surgery? If yes, how long ?

My dad had triple bypass surgery last week he has contd to cough since the surgery. Is it normal after his bypass surgery? If yes, how long ?

Cough: Bypass surgery by itself is not going cause cough, may be another reason for it. It could be from medication or infection or asthmatic reaction in the lung. Once the cause is identified and treated the cough should subside ...Read more

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That i get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read more

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Dr. D. Tyler Greenfield
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What are the disadvantages and advantages of triple bypass surgery?

Better outcome: Pro - in general, if you have 3 vessel coronary artery disease and require "triple bypass" surgery, you will fare better over the long run than you would with stenting or medication alone. You would have better control of angina symptoms and a lesser risk of a heart attack. Con - risks of bypass surgery, having to go through with surgery and recovery from it. In most patients, risks are small. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Hennig
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What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

Bypassing...: Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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What is the survival rate of a triple bypass surgery?

Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in! the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover. ...Read more

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