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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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Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since i had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do i need more vitamins?

Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since i had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do i need more vitamins?

May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to take higher doses of these due to possible absorption problems. Check with your doc. In addition to what's been said, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help. ...Read more

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Is the mini gastric bypass (no surgery) from roca labs usa any good? I have dieted, exercised, and starved myself i need to lose weight and this seems like it would help.

Is the mini gastric bypass (no surgery) from roca labs usa any good? I have dieted, exercised, and starved myself i need to lose weight and this seems like it would help.

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I am unable to provide you with an answer. This question is best handled by a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, rather than by a vascular surgeon. The word "bypass" is usually associated with vascular, and so that is why your question was directed towards me. ...Read more

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Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's,(5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's,(5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Options: Probably theist popular weight loss operation at the moment is a sleeve gastrectomy. Its not really less invasive, but has less potential for long term side effects. There are also some newer endoscopic therapies, but they are not so effective. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a Bariatric surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the downsides to gastric bypass?

What are the downsides to gastric bypass?

Surgical risks: Every surgery carries risks and gastric bypass is no exception. There can be issues related to underlying medical conditions in surgery, anesthesia, postoperative infection or leak. Patients are also left with loose skin that often requires plastic surgery (not often covered by insurance) to remove the excess skin. Discuss all this with a bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Salads after gastric bypass?

Salads after gastric bypass?

Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are rather high in dietary sugars. Higher amounts of dietary sugars can cause dumping syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the risks of gastric bypass?

What are the risks of gastric bypass?

Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read more

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Can I still drink after i've had gastric bypass?

Can I still drink after i've had gastric bypass?

Very little: You may drink some non-carbonated alcohol. The absorption is rapid and effect is quick. There is some data that a small percentage might fall into alcohol abuse, since they get rapidly intoxicated, then quickly sober, then drink again, chasing the quick "high". Best to keep verylimited, like one half glass of wine. ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Bypass: If you have extensive abdominal surgery such as a tital colectomy a gastric bypass is not a good choice for you however you can look into other options such as the band or the sleeve gastrectomy. ...Read more

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Gastric (Definition)

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