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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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