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What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

Go slow: Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut. Use small bites the size of peas. Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min. You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated. ...Read more

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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When will I be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, I lost 100 pounds.

When will I be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, I lost 100 pounds.

Good Candidates: I ask that my post bariatric patients wait at least 18 months after the weight loss surgery date, maintain a stable weight for at least 2 month, and have a BMI (body mass index) of less than 40.

Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in body lifts following weight loss and get case-specific information catered to you and your goals.

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When will I be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, I lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that I would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am I a good candid

When will I be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, I lost 100 pounds. I now have loose skin in my midsection that I would like to have removed through a lower body lift procedure. Am I a good candid

Yes: Yes you are a good candidate assuming your overall medical condition is good. But as long as you are still losing weight I would wait till your weight has stabilized. That's when I would consider doing the surgery.Congratulations on your taking charge of your life. ...Read more

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After having gastric bypass surgery in December of 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?

After having gastric bypass surgery in December of 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?

Possible reflux: Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections. When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. Ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?

What to do if I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. Ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?

Yes possible: By Herculian effort, due to small pouch need extra measures specially made food containing high protein diet vitamins minerals etc You must see nutritional specialist. Speak to your doctor there will be in the team to help you. ...Read more

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Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Options: Probably theist popular weight loss operation at the moment is a sleeve gastrectomy. Its not really less invasive, but has less potential for long term side effects. There are also some newer endoscopic therapies, but they are not so effective. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a Bariatric surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

I had gastric bypass 2 years ago. I'm having horrible gas problems. I started taking active charcoal pills, am I harming myself?

No: Charcoal will not harm you. What gas comes out after gastric bypass is completely dependant on your diet. Try to reduce carbohydrates. See your bariatric program and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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I lost hair after my gastric bypass 10 years ago. Any chance it was biotin lack, and if I start taking biotin now could it grow back?

I lost hair after my gastric bypass 10 years ago. Any chance it was biotin lack, and if I start taking biotin now could it grow back?

Hair loss: It is difficult to know why you lost your hair unless your vitamin levels were checked routinely back then and you can check your records. It is possible to grow it back by making sure all your vitamin levels are normal, you take biotin, and use hair restoration products. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a gastric bypass two months ago and when I go to the toilet blood isn’t in my stool but it comes out on it’s own at first or after?

Hi, I had a gastric bypass two months ago and when I go to the toilet blood isn’t in my stool but it comes out on it’s own at first or after?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor as bleeding from any orifice warrants an evaluation.
Wish you good health!
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I have a high level of Vitamin B12 (2000). I wonder if taking METANX CAPSULE PANAM could be causing my problem? Also I did have a gastric bypass in

I have a high level of Vitamin B12 (2000). I wonder if taking METANX CAPSULE PANAM could be causing my problem? Also I did have a gastric bypass in

Probably: Metanx does, in fact, contain B12 vitamin supplement. It also contains the active form of folic acid, known as methyl folate. Gastric bypass patients usually do not absorb vitamins from their food as well and many physicians will use supplements to make sure patients get the nutrients they need to promote health and well being. ...Read more

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Since I made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what I must do with this. Should stop taking sweets please help me. Thanks?

Dumping syndrome: Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens. ...Read more

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Can you eat a bagle after gastric bypass?

Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read more

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What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref. ...Read more

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What is causing my post gastric bypass problems?

What is causing my post gastric bypass problems?

Bypass problems: Hard to answer without knowing your problems. Constipation would be from not drinking enough. Abdominal cramps, smelly stools/gas may be from bacterial overgrowth. Upper abdominal pain may be from an ulcer in your pouch. Left upper abd pain may be from an internal hernia. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

Is the mini gastric bypass safe or better than the?

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 more

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Can someone who has had a gastric bypass take fenphedra?

It is effective: If you do the research it is one of the most prescribed diet pills. It has a few side effects, but is one of the most prescribed diet pills out there. I would suggest that people who are looking to start it look up its mechanism of action and risks. If it falls within the range of safety for the individual definitely it can be taken ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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