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What Is Gastric Surgery
Cost of bypass: That depends. Generally speaking, health insurance covers the cost of surgery. However, you may have a co-pay of 10, 20, even 50%. If you didn't have any insurance at all, it could cost you $30, 000 to have a gastric bypass done depending on where and by who. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric bypass : Well, i've done a few thousand, and the only regret i here patients say is that they wish they had done it sooner. People are often back to work at 2 weeks after surgery. I just saw a 19yo patient who is 9 months out and went from 255lbs to 155lbs. She was crying because she is so happy with her weight loss and how good she feels. It's hard work, and not a magic bullet, but you will be happy. ...Read more
Multiple: Complications can include anastomotic leak, bleeding, and/or stenosis with obstruction. Blood clots, pneumonia, and even death are possible. Post discharge complications can include dumping syndrome, which is caused by a high carbohydrate diet, and causes flushing, fast heart rate, diarrhea, and a faint feeling. Discuss with your surgeon, regardless of the indications for surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
More bypassed bowel: This is a weight loss operation that's similar to standard gastric bypass, except that the amount of intestines diverted is longer than typical. In this operation, the stomach is divided and a small pouch of stomach is connected to a portion of the small intestines (the jejunum), thereby skipping over the rest of the stomach and duodenum. "long-limb" referrs to how much intestines is skipped over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No room in stomach: The surgery reduces the size of your stomach. However, if you stuff food in (and some bariatric patients have done this), a very serious rupture or tear can occur. A life threatening situation. Before bariatric surgery, the classes and education help the patients understand how the surgeries work, when diet and behavior modification has failed. ...Read more
YOU: Can expect 2-3 days in the hospital. You should be up and walking the halls the first day though. Pain is so subjective unfortunately. Some patients take tylenol (acetaminophen) and others need pca morphine. We can't predict who is who so we just do the right thing based on the patient. No judgement. ...Read more
I had gastric by pass surgery in 2000 and keep my weight off well and now i'm starting to put weight on why would this be?
'Misbehavior': ...Is the most likely cause--eating more ; stretching stomach; becoming less active for the calories you do eat; switching to higher fat foods; but thyroid or other medical cause is possible, so if not combination of the first three, see your dr for evaluation. ...Read more
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