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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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Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot. Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic. Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?

Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot. Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic. Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?

Gastric bypass: It seems as if things went OK for three years and now it has changed. Without too much delay please discuss this with your primary doctor.
Perhaps more importantly, you must see a Psychologist regarding your depression and anxiety. Things will get better but not overnight.
You will do fine! Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My wife has had gastric bypass and she has the flu what can I do for her?

My wife has had gastric bypass and she has the flu what can I do for her?

Rx like anyone else: Does she have GI or ent/respiratory manifestations? If high fever, shortness or breath or chest pain, dehydrated--then take her to the er. If typical flu distress, without co-morbidities that place her at risk, then treat her the same way you would treat yourself for the flu--fluids, rest, moderate analgesic use, symptom-based otc medication. (the gastric bypass does not contraindicate to these.). ...Read more

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Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu?

Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu?

Yes: Pedialyte is formulated with just the right amounts of fluids and electrolytes to replace what you need. Coconut water has almost no electrolytes, and many of the gatorades have way to much sugars for use in gastroenteritis. However, with an adult or older child, any fluids are better than none and resultant dehydration. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery: It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www. Realize. Com to read about the various operations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read more

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I had the gastric bypass on 11/03 never had a problem had a baby in 12/13. I have been having stomach pains right after I eat. What can I do?

I had the gastric bypass on 11/03 never had a problem had a baby in 12/13. I have been having stomach pains right after I eat. What can I do?

Call your surgeon: You should call your gastric bypass surgeon and let them know what's going on. Recurrent abdominal pain could be from an ulcer, intussusception, or even an internal hernia. Urgency of appointment depends on severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having stomach pain 10 years after gastric bypass?

I'm having stomach pain 10 years after gastric bypass?

See yourMD: You need a work up. I have gastric bypass patients in our practice. Of those with pain we have sent to GI for work up...Most of the time they find a cause. Do not delay! ...Read more

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I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

I have stomach ulcers after gastric bypass and I have no desire to eat is that normal?

No, but not uncommon: Follow up with surgeon. Tested for h. Pylori? Can cause ulcers. Marginal ulcers usually on the intestinal side of the anastomosis (seam) not rare. Needs follow up, especially if interfering with oral intake, or if vomiting (a big deal).
See your doc. ...Read more

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I have had gastric bypass 3 years ago have not lost much weight and now having stomach cramping?

I have had gastric bypass 3 years ago have not lost much weight and now having stomach cramping?

Gastric bypass: Having a gastric bypass is only part of the solution to lose weight. Cramping may be an indication of a partial bowel obstruction. Seek help. ...Read more

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My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

Yes one of complicat: Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 2 weeks ago Would marijuana smoke do the same harm as cigarettes would to my new stomach?

I had gastric bypass 2 weeks ago Would marijuana smoke do the same harm as cigarettes would to my new stomach?

Not usually: Tobacco smoke contains a number of substances that increase stomach acid and reduce the lower esophageal sphincter pressure, which increases reflux and esophagitis, while reducing the effectiveness of gastric mucous. Marijuana smoke does much less of this, but if you have had problems with peptic ulcer, gastritis or esophagitis, you are far better off not smoking ANYTHING. ...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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Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

Can I do the duodenal switch with a BMI of 27.5? Had gastric bypass 7 yrs ago. Gaining weight again. I exercise, but my stomach fits a lot of food!

No: Duodenal switch will not work in a patient that has undergone gastric bypass, since the food stream no longer goes by way of the duodenum. If you are gaining weight after a gastric bypass, you should see your surgeon or a specialized GI physician, who can determine the cause for weight gain. This is usually due to enlargement of the connection between the stomach pouch and the intestine. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 6/2012 and today I am having minor surgery. My blood sugar is 46 they said not to eat after midnight but I don't have a stomach. Can I eat something or no? I'm worried

I had gastric bypass 6/2012 and today I am having minor surgery. My blood sugar is 46 they said not to eat after midnight but I don't have a stomach. Can I eat something or no? I'm worried

Hypoglycemia: Okay to treat your hypoglycemia with small glucose tablet, turn off your Insulin pump, lower long acting Insulin in preparation for surgery. The requirement to not eat, to have an empty stomach for surgery is for safety with control of your airway and anesthesia. Avoiding aspiration is essential to safe surgery. Be well. ...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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I have sharp stomach pains in the pit of my stomach I had gastric bypass about a month and a half ago what could be causing my pain?

I have sharp stomach pains in the pit of my stomach I had gastric bypass about a month and a half ago what could be causing my pain?

Ulcer or healing: Pain in the middle of your stomach could be an ulcer or stomach irritation. Of course many other things are possible like simple healing pains, constipation, gallstones. Best to contact your surgeon. ...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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How soon can I have a body lift after my gastric bypass? I just had a gastric bypass done three months ago and I am starting to feel great. However, I now have this excess skin, especially in my abdominal region. I am anxious to get started on the next st

How soon can I have a body lift after my gastric bypass? I just had a gastric bypass done three months ago and I am starting to feel great. However, I now have this excess skin, especially in my abdominal region. I am anxious to get started on the next st

You: You generally want your weight to be stable over a fair amount of time. I prefer at least 1 to 1.5 years after bypass before considering skin reduction surgery. Often times after losing a large amount of weight and recovery from the bypass, patients become more active and lose further weight and body fat that isn't seen initially. There can also be variations of your own schedule [e.g., season, work load, etc] that you won't see until you can see that you have plateaued for remain at that level.

Hope this helps. ...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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What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. Have gained some weight back. Can I get my stomach stapled again?

What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. Have gained some weight back. Can I get my stomach stapled again?

Go back to your: Bariatric surgeon. Yes may need revision (surgery) after evaluation. Success after revision is very good, but you have to modify your style, by exercise and limiting your intake and be active ...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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Had gastric bypass 7 years ago have stomach pain that seems to travel vomiting ant acids help some?

Had gastric bypass 7 years ago have stomach pain that seems to travel vomiting ant acids help some?

Pain: After gastric bypass you can develop ulcers as well as internal hernias among many other causes of pain. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Post gastric bypass and hiatial hernia surgery pain, tachacardic, and short of breath after eating along with pain in stomach and back diagnosis?

Post gastric bypass and hiatial hernia surgery pain, tachacardic, and short of breath after eating along with pain in stomach and back diagnosis?

GO TO ER: With such features, I would like to ask you to be checked out to rule out perforation or some other serious issue going on.
Hope you get well soon ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more