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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?
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
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
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
I had gastric bypass surgery can I get a ulcer in the bypassed stomach or just pouch or sm. intestine? I have a jejunal ulcer but pain under left ribs
Yes: i very often recommend taking anti acid the first 6 months after surgery ...Read more
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