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Please help! what is the difference between roux-en-y gastric bypass and lap banding?

Please help! what is the difference between roux-en-y gastric bypass and lap banding?

Roux-en-y VS Band: Roux-en-y http://asmbs.Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#bypass gastric band http://asmbs.Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#band.

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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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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 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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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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I had gastric bypass (roux en y) and I have been taking calcium citrate but I found a gummy calcium triphosphate that I like. Are they equal?

I had gastric bypass (roux en y) and I have been taking calcium citrate but I found a gummy calcium triphosphate that I like.  Are they equal?

Equal pill for pill: Calcium citrate contains 211 mg of elemental calcium in a 1000 mg tablet. Gummy caltrate has about 250 mg of elemental calcium. So pill for pill, they are equivalent. ...Read more

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Had roux en y(sp?) in 2001 i later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? Im on a lot of meds

Had roux en y(sp?) in 2001 i later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? Im on a lot of meds

Ulcers: Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs cause ulcers ( marginal ulcers) at your gastric pouch connection site and it can bleed, cause pain or even rupture in that area , so avoid them, or use in low dose mixed with food and only with with PPI( nexium etc), however you MUST get permission from your surgeon before doing so another dangerous thing to avoid is SMOKING, it will do the same harm. ...Read more

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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn ?

I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn ?

That's an Ibuprofen-: like compound, known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It's also known as Aleve too OTC. This class produces gastritis or stomach lining irritation and worse without food. So this is why when you are getting gastric bypass surgery, and have little space hold food in, the NSAIDS can wreak havoc on your stomach's lining and cause you pain and distress. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?

Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Beall
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Roux En Y (Definition)

In general surgery, a roux-en-y anastomosis, less formally and precisely roux-en-y, is a surgically created (end-to-side) anastomosis. Typically, it is between small bowel and small bowel that is distal (or further down the gastrointestinal tract) ...Read more


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