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What are some post op problems that you could have after a stomach bypass?

What are some post op problems that you could have after a stomach bypass?

Can vary...: Anything from just pain issues to wound infections are probably the most common. The ones that are particularly concerning, though, is breakdown of the surgical connections of the bypass. This can lead to severe illness and death. An internal hernia can develop, most commonly some time after the surgery has healed. Bowel obstructions can also occur. ...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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Stomach bypass surgery safe?

Stomach bypass surgery safe?

Mostly...: Modern bariatric procedures have become more standardized and safer. However, you need to go through a complete evaluation process to determine whether it is right for you. The most important decision is perhaps picking the right program with a good record. ...Read more

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I had stomach bypass 12 years ago. My diabetes is gone . I have started to put on weight again. What can I do ?

I had stomach bypass 12 years ago. My diabetes is gone . I have started to put on weight again.  What can I do ?

Back to bascis: The first step is to watch closely how many calories you are eating, monitor the types of foods you are eating, and ask yourself how much you are exercising. This far out from surgery, maintaining your weight is 100% up to you to maintain the lifestyle changes that you were forced to follow immediately after the surgery. You can also see a bariatric surgeon to evaluate your pouch and anastomosis. ...Read more

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Should I have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? I'm a 60 year old male and i've never been a drinker. I've been over weight most of my life and i weigh about 350 lbs. I've had diabetes since the mid 1980's and I have some chronic kidn

Should I have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? I'm a 60 year old male and i've never been a drinker. I've been over weight most of my life and i weigh about 350 lbs. I've had diabetes since the mid 1980's and I have some chronic kidn

Ask your surgeon: Generally, gastric bypass should never be done before participation in a comprehensive weight management program, where you work with drs, psychologists, trainers, nutritionists, and other health specialists to make sure that you are ready for the surgery, and that it is really the best option for you. ...Read more

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I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

Probably: It's probably normal post-op pain but impossible to say over the internet. Only a brief, hands-on exam can answer your question with any degree of certainty. If you develop fever, don't hesitate to have it checked. ...Read more

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6 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery. Was 400 lbs and 5'9. But recently had perferated stomach surgery lost too muchweight can't gain back help

See a bariatric surg: This is a very complex problem and you should see your bariatric surgeon to see what he recommends. You may require a surgery for reversal of the bypass. If your surgeon does not feel comfortable doing that complex surgery then you will need to see a surgeon that performs revision bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

I had gastric bypass surgery on may 2nd 2012 and it's been great up till now I have and belching and having stomach pains radiating around my back?

Biliary colic: These may be new symptoms unrelated to the bariatric surgery. Weight loss increases risk and incidence of gallstones. Gallstones can cause biliary colic: belching, bloating, upper abdominal pain after eating fatty foods that radiates into back. Okay to get see your doc. An ultrasound of the gallbladder can lead to a diagnosis. Avoid big meals and fatty meals until you can get evaluated. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band: Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. ...Read more

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I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count.I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of B12 help my low blood count?3

I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count.I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of  B12 help my low blood count?3

Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue. ...Read more

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Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery i was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery i was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery i was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery i was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

This was: Probably Lovenox (enoxaparin) to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox (enoxaparin). ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Bypass works: Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%. Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt. ...Read more

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How risky is gastric bypass surgery?

How risky is gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. ...Read more

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How extensive is the gastric bypass surgery?

How extensive is the gastric bypass surgery?

Major surgery: Significant rerouting of the plumbing. It is a combo restrictive (make a small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (shorten effective absoptive capacity of small bowel). "centers of excellence", with ample experience (not the occasional bypass operator) reasonably safe track record. Can have significant complications at and after surgery, short and long term. Balance risk/benefits of surg or not. ...Read more

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To what extent does gastric bypass surgery cost?

To what extent does gastric bypass surgery cost?

Cost of bypass: That depends. Generally speaking, health insurance covers the cost of surgery. However, you may have a co-pay of 10, 20, even 50%. If you didn't have any insurance at all, it could cost you $30, 000 to have a gastric bypass done depending on where and by who. ...Read more

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How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

Depends on behavior: A roux-en-y gastric bypass can be quite effective in weight loss if it is part of a multi-modality treatment process. This can include support, diet, exercise, as well as the surgery. Your doctor can guide you in finding a qualified bariatric program, but you must be willing to accept that such a procedure is not the end, and you will have to actively participate in your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I tell my bf about gastric bypass surgery?

How do I tell my bf about gastric bypass surgery?

Simply : Most find that people who go through surgery did a courageous thing by undergoing surgery to save their life. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more