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Doctor insights on: Treating Anemia After Ru Y Bypass Surgery

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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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat anemia for a pregnant patient with gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago?

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 more

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Where to get bypass surgery?

Where to get bypass surgery?

High volume: Choose a center with a high volume. You can ask around to find out the volume and outcomes in your area. ...Read more

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What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

Going around: The grafts in bypass grafting route blood around blockages in the native arteries. ...Read more

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What are the social and economic impacts of bypass surgery?

What are the social and economic impacts of bypass surgery?

Multiple: Social: life saving, return to productive work and family life as parents and grandparents. Economic: expensive one time for most folks-and return to taxpaying status!, . ...Read more

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What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

Bypassing...: Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. ...Read more

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What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That i get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read more

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Which is better angioplasty or bypass surgery?

Which is  better angioplasty or bypass surgery?

Depends: It depends on what patient with what conditions. For example, if a patient comes in while they're having a heart attack, going to the cath lab for an angioplasty is much better than a bypass operation. In diabetics with two or more vessels blocked, bypass is much better. It depends on the person's medical condition and the number of vessels really. ...Read more

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Which is better: angioplasty or a bypass surgery?

Which is better: angioplasty or a bypass surgery?

Depends: Too broad a question. Pts with poor heart function , mutiple vessels invoved, diabetics and left main involvement tend to be treated by bypass. The data suggests that the higher risk pts need complete revascularization and this is usually achieved by surger . With drug coated stents and improved technology the gap has closed and either may be suitable. Risks/benefits/alternatives should be discussed. ...Read more

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How are angioplasty and bypass surgery different?

Approach: Angioplasty is usually done through an artery, and is called a percutaneous approach. Bypass surgery is done in the or, and requires a surgical incision for access. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more