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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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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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Why is the mini gastric bypass?

Why is the mini gastric bypass?

Mini gastric bypass: The mini gastric bypass is not endorsed by any asmbs or any of the top academic bariatric surgery programs in the country. It is safe, but it is basically a billroth 2 operation which can cause bile reflux. The fix for that problem is a roux-en-y gastric bypass meaning that for 50 years we have known that a roux-en-y is better than a billroth 2. The b2 is just easier for the surgeon to do. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and a mini gastric bypass?

Don't go mini!: A "mini-gastric bypass" usually refers to a loop gastric bypass. This is a procedure you should NOT have. It will put you at risk for severe bile reflux gastritis. A gastric sleeve is removal of the outer portion of the stomach and is a procedure that is safe and well studied. ...Read more

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My aunt is having her third gastric bypass. "john doe" bariatrdoctor in this small town is going to do it. Shouldn't she go to more of a specialist?

Revision: Absolutely. Even for a first time gastric bypass, it should be done by someone who is very experienced. A second or third operation is a revision and not only are they difficult, but the risk of complications is much higher. She should be going to a surgeon who specializes in revisions and does them routinely. The average surgeon doesn't usually have that much experience with revisions. ...Read more

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Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

mini gastric bypass: The mini gastric bypass is not endorsed by any asmbs or any of the top academic bariatric surgery programs in the country. It is safe, but it is basically a billroth 2 operation which can cause bile reflux. The fix for that problem is a roux-en-y gastric bypass meaning that for 50 years we have known that a roux-en-y is better than a billroth 2. The b2 is just easier for the surgeon to do. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a mini gastric bypass?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a mini gastric bypass?

Malabsorption: Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, classified as a restrictive bariatric procedure. Mini gastric bypass surgery is another form of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which leaves the patient with a smaller stomach pouch (restrictive), but also bypasses a segment of intestine, causing malabsorption. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a mini gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy?

What is the difference between a mini gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy?

Malabsorption: A sleeve removes about 75% of your stomach to reduce the amount of food you eat as well as decrease a hormone called Ghrelin, which helps control hunger. A mini bypass also reduces the stomach capacity but reroutes food beyond the first part of the small intestine to create malabsorption of calories. This can help with additional weight loss. RNY bypass better choice than mini to avoid bile reflux ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a small does of ibuprophen (one 200 mg) ) as a post gastric bypass patient?

Post Bariatric Surg: Yes. That is the simple answer. But, if with that dose you feel any burning or acid or increase of pain then in your case it may not be so safe. ...Read more

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