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What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass risk: It depends on where you have surgery. Nationwide, the risk of death is about 1/500 to 1/1000 operations. However, if you go to a highly specialized center with a long track record, the risk can be much less than that. A bypass is a fairly difficult operation, whereas a lap band is very easy. I would only trust my associate and a handful of colleagues to do a bypass on myself or a relative. ...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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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Nothing's perfect.: You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complications of gastric bypass surgery?

I was wondering what are some complications of gastric bypass surgery?

Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of death and complications from me getting gastric bypass surgery?

What is the likelihood of death and complications from me getting gastric bypass surgery?

Every operation: Has potential risks versus potential benefits. Your surgeon goes through a complex decision tree whenever he sees a patient for possible surgery. If your potential risks outweigh the potential benefits, he will not perform any operation. Go see a surgeon, he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of death and complications from me getting gastric bypass surgery?

Depends: You must be obese to consider. Other risks include smoking, hypertension, sedentary status, mental health, attitude, compliance with instructions and meds. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes, poor control..: Of diabetes prior to op can increase complications of surgery so get control of sugars prior to operation to then get benefit of operation in decreasing medication need in treating diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

Diet/exercise: I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal with the dietary changes after bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. ...Read more

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Since the gastric sleeve can cause complication with a sarcoidosis patient. Is the gastric bypass better to have done with sarcoidosis?

Since the gastric sleeve can cause complication with a sarcoidosis patient. Is the gastric bypass better to have done with sarcoidosis?

sleeve ; sarcoidosis: Neither one (bypass or sleeve) is better than the other with respect to sarcoidosis. Studies have shown that people on immunosuppressive therapy can safely undergo either operation. I would just decide which operation is best for you. In a healthy ; moderately obese person, either operation is fine. If you have gerd, diabetes, or have a bmi over 50, bypass is preferred. ...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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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?

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

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What are some good eating patterns after a gastric bypass?

What are some good eating patterns after a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass diet: Ideally, a gastric bypass patient should be able to eat "normal food" long term. However, you should minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, rice, pasta) that you eat, and eat more protein and vegetables. You should also avoid foods with a high sugar content as this can cause both weight gain and dumping syndrome. Basically just healthy eating. ...Read more

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How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?

Gastric bypass : You need to see a bariatric surgeon for a consultation. Go to a practice that is well established, has been around for years, and has done thousands of operations. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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