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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery, lapband?

Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery,  lapband?

Varies: Coverage varies depending on the insurance companies. Check on line which your insurance will cover ...Read more

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Best operation theatre in america for general surgery?

Best operation theatre in america for general surgery?

Explain: Please explain what you are referring to when asking this question. ...Read more

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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

They Don't.: Hospitals and insurance companies do not consider hernias as “cosmetic surgery”. Hernia repair is generally considered a medically necessary procedure given that complications associated with hernias can be quite serious. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Bypass surgery: Gastric bypass surgery, and all the surgeries for the overweight, essentially work by decreasing the number and or the amount of calories that you are able to absorb. Each of the several procedures work in slightly different ways. All of the surgeries have their unique complications, so ask your surgeon specific questions. ...Read more

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J pouch surgery recovery?

Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing normal activity in 1-2 weeks but takes good 2-3 months to fully recover. ...Read more

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Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

YES: Most gastric bypass procedures are done by general surgeons. It is part of the modern general surgical training curriculum for most surgical residencies. If the residency is deficient in bariatrics, one can pursue a bariatric fellowship. That being said, many general surgeons do not perform bariatric surgery by choice. ...Read more

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Are gastric bypass surgeries paid for surgeries in the uk's nhs?

Are gastric bypass surgeries paid for surgeries in the uk's nhs?

Yes: It depends on the diagnosis; if you are referring to weight loss operations, the nhs will pay for patients who have a bmi greater than 50. ...Read more

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Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Orthopedic surgery: This is a field that includes disorders or bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Surgical or nonsurgical treatment may be used. ...Read more

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Will bariatric surgey (gastric bypass) help with diabetes? Thanks!

Will bariatric surgey (gastric bypass) help with diabetes? Thanks!

Yes: Bariatric surgery will often resolve many medical issues along with successful weight loss. Some of the most significant health conditions that can be improved or resolved with bariatric surgery include, type 2 diabetes ( previously described as adult onset or non Insulin dependent ) , sleep apnea , high blood presssure , gastroesophageal reflux disease, and osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals have bariatric surgeons?

They should.: Larger hospitals tend to have Bariatric surgery programs. Make sure the program is certified. ...Read more

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Who do you recommend for post bariatric plastic surgery?

Board certified MD: Post bariatric plastic surgery is best addressed by your local board certified plastic surgeon. Ask your pcp for a referral or your bariatric surgeon or look online. ...Read more

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How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

LapBand surgery.: Laparoscopically (cameras and instruments stuck through small incisions in the abdomen), a band is placed around the stomach, creating sort of an hourglass shape to the stomach. Perhaps takes 45 minutes. ...Read more

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Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

No board of botched: Surgeons are more likely to specialize in a region. For example rhinoplasty experts will have experienced with botched nose surgery whereas experts in breast augmentation are mor likely to be experienced in correcting botched breast surgery. There is no board specialization in botched surgery correction. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day. ...Read more

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Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery?  How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read more

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Who performs orthognathic surgery?

Who performs orthognathic surgery?

Oral Surgeon: Orthognathic (jaw straightening) Surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, an Dental Specialist with at least 3-5 years Residency training beyond Dental School. Talk to your Orthodontic Dental Specialist. Every Orthodontist has a group or Oral Surgeons that they depend on for ties procedures. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

None.: Eye transplants are not yet feasible, even with potent antirejection drugs. The optic nerve connections are not capable of transmitting visual impulses even if the actual procedural steps were performed. Corneal transplants are commonly done as needed for corneal scarring or diseases, and cataract removal and new lens placement is routine, but no eye transplants! ...Read more

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How healthy is bariatrics operation?

How healthy is bariatrics operation?

Quite safe: In experienced hands, the risks of WLS are actually very low. That being said, it's OK to ask your surgeon for his data, including his complication rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


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