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The Latest Break Through To Alternative To Gastric Bypass Surgery
The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?
Yes eat less: What gastric by pass do ? It will not allow you to eat , as the stomach is tiny, same thing with dr alain lewis 5 bite diet , consuming only five bites of food , no break fast , low carbohydrates, no sugary drinks no transfats , surly will loose weight if you follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the removal of the wires used to close the sterum after heart bypass sugery a valid option in an effort to reduce non-cardiac chest pain?
Bypass preop: See a surgeon for consultation. If they think you are a good candidate and meet the bmi requirements, you then see a dietician and social worker for evaluation. You also get an egd done, labs, chest x-ray, ekg, ultrasound of your liver, etc. Once you have been cleared by everyone and insurance authorization has been obtained, you get scheduled for surgery. This process takes 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During cardiac catherization, if blockage found, which best to use to open the blockage:balloon or stint, cons and pros please?
Surgical risks: Every surgery carries risks and gastric bypass is no exception. There can be issues related to underlying medical conditions in surgery, anesthesia, postoperative infection or leak. Patients are also left with loose skin that often requires plastic surgery (not often covered by insurance) to remove the excess skin. Discuss all this with a bariatric surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pre op labs: Blood tests before surgery are basically safety checks. A hematocrit, white cell count, platelet count and electrolyte panel give a lot of information to the surgery team about how the patient's organs are functioning. Surgery and recovery are hard work for the organs, so any dysfunction (yet without symptoms) is important to know. ...Read more
Pregnancy and gastric bypass surgery? What happens to a developing fetus if the b-vitamins and protein is not accessible after gastric bypass surgery?
Pregnancy is ok. : Pregnancy is quite appropriate after roux-en-y gastric bypass. Most programs ask patients to wait 12-18 months post-op to be one pregnant. Regarding "b" vitamins and protein, as long as you are taking the recommended vitamin supplementation and sufficing your protein requirements (typically around 70 grams/day) all should be good for the developing fetus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any natural remedy to fix the les a part from surgery and reduce the reflux or at least replace ppi drugs with some natural medicine?
Reflux: Besides avoiding things that decrease the function of the lower esophageal sphincter such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate i know of no natural remedies. If you are having severe reflux not controlled by ppi's surgery may be a great option and a potentially cancer preventing procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to treat anemia for a pregnant patient with gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago?
B12 and Fe : Gastric bypass is associated with vit B12 deficiency which is secondary to loss of intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach along with fe (iron) deficiency which is absorbed by the duodenum. Moreover during pregnancy the blood volume increase to support the fetal circulation thus lead to dilutional anemia. The best approach is to receive vit B12 and fe replacements. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the healing process for liposuction faster than a gastric bypass? Which one is safer and who can have the op?
What are the suitable food that a gastric sleeve patient can eat after a month from doing the surgery ?
How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up
Generally : Generally the malabsorption seen after a roux-en-y lasts for about 18 months and eventually diminishes, so iron absorption will likely improve at around that time. If you simply can't get adequate iron, make sure your doctor looks at your ferritin level and not just hemoglobin level. You may indeed benefit from iron infusion or if you happen to be a premenopausal women with a heavy period, you may benefit from discussing birth control pills to help diminish the degree of bleeding that occurs each month with your menstrual cycle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical oncologist at a metropolitan major medical center chose the Whipple IRE open surgery as the way to go.Should I in any way be pleased at this?
Whipple surgery. : This is a very big operation. You should always get a second opinion. ...Read more
What procedure do you doctors here reccommend for curing lpr .tif procedure or that surgical one where they make 3-5 incisions? Which one has best suc
Lap Nissen: Depends not only on the procedure but on the expertise of the Surgeon. The best results are at USC-LAC in LA by the Demeester group ...Read more
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