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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more

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I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, i wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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Hi i've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and i stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Hi i've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago  and i stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Bypass surgery: To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may i repeat, limit your calories! ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs out and gaining weight and seem unable to lose it, like before the surgery. How do I get back on track?

Read: Maintenance weight, while difficult to predict for an individual patient, is dependent on multiple factors, including the type of bariatric procedure performed, physiological adaptation, occurrence of life events (eg, pregnancy, menopause, smoking cessation), prescription of weight gaining medications, adherence to appropriate eating and exercise behaviors, patient age, functional status, and othe. ...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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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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