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Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). This is particularly seen with vitamins and micronutrients, including b12, calcium , and iron. Consider taking a supplement after discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

You mean stomach ...: Lap banding - that is where the band is applied. Although rare, the following can occur: trouble swallowing, band erosion, band slippage. Overall felt to be a safe procedure however. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of heart bypass surgery?

What are common side effects of heart bypass surgery?

Psychological effect: Depression and anxiety are two common psychological effects associated with heart surgery. You should discuss any psychological symptoms and seek a mental health evaluation in consultation with your PCP. ...Read more

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Nutritional ramifications and gastric bypass surgery? What are the nutritional ramifications to gastric bypass surgery? What vitamins can't be absorbed?

Nutritional ramifications and gastric bypass surgery? What are the nutritional ramifications to gastric bypass surgery? What vitamins can't be absorbed?

There : There are many nutritional changes after bypass surgery and they can vary depending on type of bypass or band. If you are thinking of undergoing bypass surgery be sure that wherever you are thinking of having the procedure preformed there is a nutritionist as they will be an important part of your medical team. Usually, immediately following surgery, there will be strict guidelines for how much and what types of food to eat. These will loosen over time. It is important to remember that you can still gain weight and have your bypass fail if you continue with poor eating habits. While you will feel full after little food you can stretch the pouch. Avoid foods with high fat and sugar content. Remember at first to eat very slowly, stop when full, chew food well, and concentrate on protein and hydration. Over time, months, you will most likely be able to eat all the foods you used to, but much less. Most often people will eat three, small, well chewed meals per day. Because of changes in gastric acidity and the new structuring of the intestine after roux-en-y gastric bypass the absorption of several micronutrients may be affected; b12, calcium, vitamin d, folate, iron, and thiamine to name a few. Your physician will usually do blood tests at 3 months, 6 months, and then yearly to follow lipid levels, iron levels, B12 and folate levels, calcium, vitamin d and parathyroid hormone levels, and your blood count. Most recommend taking a multivitamin with minerals and iron daily, and a B12 supplement (may be oral or injected). If your iron level is low you may be instructed to take a supplement --only do this if your level is low. You may also need additional calcium or vitamin d depending on your lab work. Patients undergoing lap banding may only need a multivitamin. Above all remember to work closely with your doctor and nutritionist. Weight loss surgery takes a lifelong commitment to be successful. ...Read more

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What are the chances of death sith gastric bypass surgery?

Very low: Most bariatric centers of excellence track their mortality rate. When given a choice, most patients gravitate towards a center with mortality rate < 2% (different from morbidity/complication rate). If you need bariatric surgery, do your homework and get the best center you can. ...Read more

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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is the minimally invasive surgery using 3 small cuts to remove the appendix. Laser not usually used any longer. Low side effects of late infection rutsk after surgery. ...Read more

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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

Broad question: There are surgical risks with any procedure - ie. Bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent organs, failure to cure, etc. There are also usually benefits for the majority of procedures performed. In the case of hysterectomy - we expect resolution of whatever problem prompted the surgery. The specific side effects of hysterectomy include - no more periods, no uterine prolapse, fewer cramps, etc. ...Read more

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How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume. It is adjustable depending on the amount of food you can eat and weight loss. The bypass permanently changes the anatomy by re-routing the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy permanently changes the size of the stomach. All work well for the right people. ...Read more

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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss.  Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use.  Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

No weight loss: Your weight loss failure can be due to poor diet, excessive alcohol intact, . You need your anatomy evaluated to see if it is intact, recommend follow up with your gastric bypass surgeon, nutritionist. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of TPN (total parenteral nutrition)?

What are some of the side effects of TPN (total parenteral nutrition)?

Tpn: The administration of TPN is life sustaining for the thousands of people that require it to live. The side effects are effectively followed by nutrition support services that exist in several major institutions across the country. The most severe side effects are related to line and access infections; some of the other side effects are due to the long-term effects of micronutrient deficiencies. ...Read more

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Is sleeve gatrectomy surgery safer as compared to the gastric bypass surgery?

Is sleeve gatrectomy surgery safer as compared to the gastric bypass surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more

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What are the nutrition side effects of pancreatectomy?

What are the nutrition side effects of pancreatectomy?

Need replacement: After total panceratectomy will need replacement of Insulin and some times enzymes , even with partial may need.In some cases. ...Read more

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How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

Laparoscopic: More steps involved with bypass. The current picture shows bypass. The last question i answered for you has the picture of sleeve. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


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