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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Obesity Surgery (Overview)

Obesity surgery includes different options to reduce the size or absorptive power of the stomach through a gastric band, a gastric sleeve, or a gastric bypass.


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Is obesity surgery good or risky?

Is obesity surgery good or risky?

Obesity surgery: All surgery has risks and obesity surgery has less risk than obesity. See a surgeon for a complete discussion of the risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
118 doctors shared insights

Obesity Surgery (Overview)

Obesity surgery includes different options to reduce the size or absorptive power of the stomach through a gastric band, a gastric sleeve, or a gastric bypass.


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What is the best obesity surgery type?

What is the best obesity surgery type?

Depends: Bypass is ideal for patients with severe gastric reflux or severe obesity or bad diabetes. Sleeve is great for moderate diabetes and mild reflux. Band is ok for thinner patients ( bmi < 40) who have minimal reflux, no diabetes, and good eating habits. Duodenal switch still too much malabsorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Obesity surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
Once
Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
Once
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What are the details of nhs obesity surgery?

What are the details of nhs obesity surgery?

Which one?: Nhs is the national health service of the british people. It does endorse bariatric procedures to address morbid obesity. It currently support/ fund both band and bypass for appropriate patients - long waiting time is commonly reported. ...Read more

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Who should be considered for obesity surgery and who does it?

Who should be considered for obesity surgery and who does it?

BMi > 35: Most people with a bmi over 35, a number calculated from your height and weight, are candidates for weight loss surgery. General surgeons, who have trained in bariatrics surgery, perform surgery for weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Obesity surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Obesity surgery question. What percentage fail after 5-10 years?

Obesity surgery question.  What percentage fail after 5-10 years?

Depends on type 5-30: The failure rate for bariatric surgery depends on the type. For the band, we are seeing about 25-30% band removal at 7 years. Mostly due to reflux. For the bypass, only 1/1000 have reversal. All regain some weight. Most lose about 75% of excess weight but regain about 10%. About 15% regain more than 25%. For the sleeve, most lose about 70% of excess weight, but regain about 10% over 5 years. ...Read more

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Which patients should be considered for obesity surgery?

Which patients should be considered for obesity surgery?

High BMI: Most insurance companies provide bariatric surgery coverage for patients with a bmi (body mass index) > 40, or a bmi of 35 with certain comorbidities. Your doctor should know your bmi, or online bmi calculator is widely available. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Obesity surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more