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What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Diet and EXERCIZE!: Risks and benefits of surgery need to be tabulated for each individual and their personal issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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Can you tell me is gastric sleeve safer or gastric bypass surgery is safer?

Can you tell me is gastric sleeve safer or gastric bypass surgery is safer?

Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery or liposuction better and why?

Is gastric bypass surgery or liposuction better and why?

2 Entirely different: The indications for this are entirely different. First off, liposuction is not used for weight loss. It is indicated to control localized fatty deposits. Gastric stapling, bypass, or lap banding are indicated for morbid obesity. ...Read more

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Which is safer and works better: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Which is safer and works better: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

Apples and oranges: These are two separate issues. If you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery then you need to investigate that first. ( bmi >30-32) liposuction is to reduce fat from specific areas- not for weight loss. ...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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What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

Both are great, but: Both take about one hour, laparoscopic. Usually home the next day. As safe as appendectomy (with experienced surgeon). Weight loss at one year is 80% for bypass and 70% for sleeve. Bypass ideal for bad reflux or bad diabetes. Sleeve has fewer problems with sugar, but mild risk reflux. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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What is the name of the weight loss surgery that is not gastric bypass or lap band?

What is the name of the weight loss surgery that is not gastric bypass or lap band?

Gastric sleeve: Gastric sleeve is newer than lap band and gastric bypass. All these procedures are effective. Best results are with a team and bariatric program before surgery. Okay to visit with local surgeons who perform bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery safe for people that are obese?

Is gastric bypass surgery safe for people that are obese?

Yes: The laparoscopic approach has greatly reduced the risks associated with gastric bypass. In experienced hands, the 30 day mortality rate is around 0.13%, with a leak rate less than 0.2%. Overall, the complication rate is lower than many other procedures such as hip or colon surgery. There can be significant nutritional deficiencies, which can be minimized by regular follow-up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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How safe is gastric bypass now?

How safe is gastric bypass now?

Key word: I would like to emphasize the importance of seeking coe listed surgeon. There are plenty of surgeons that offer services and have *much* worse outcomes. Dr st laurent is in my area and has an excellent reputation. ...Read more

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Is gastric banding surgery safe and worth the risk?

Is gastric banding surgery safe and worth the risk?

Your choice : It is as safe a weight loss surgery as there is and safer than long term risks of obesity. Still there are risks including death. Talk w a surgeon for a complete list. ...Read more

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What is more effective, lipo 6 or hydroxycut?

What is more effective, lipo 6 or hydroxycut?

Both help the seller: Neither "helps" the buyer/user more than the other, or many other such products out there. Diet and exercise, along with fewer calories taken in, is the only non-surgical way to lose weight. If you are massively obese, gastric bypass or lap bands are effective and will improve your health/weight. Skip the "snake oil.". ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and i would be undergoing a weight loss surgery. The bariatric doctor suggests gastric bypass and irequested for gastric sleeve. Which one is better?

I have sarcoidosis and i would be undergoing a weight loss surgery. The bariatric doctor suggests gastric bypass and irequested for gastric sleeve. Which one is better?

About the same: While there more data on the gastric bypass, more recent data suggest similar benefits in terms of weight loss and improvement in glucose metabolism with the sleeve. What is more important us the degree of proficiency the operating doctor has with the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the price of gastric bypass or lap-band surgery?

What is the price of gastric bypass or lap-band surgery?

Cost of bypass: That varies tremendously. If you have great insurance, it could cost you nothing. If you paid cash for a bypass at a hospital, it can cost you upwards of $30, 000. The average cash price for a band is close to $20, 000 but there are chop shops that will do it for as little as $13, 000 (and even less in mexico). I would not bargain shop. I have seen a lot of complications from these bargain places. ...Read more

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Is having a gastric bypass safe and what are the disadvantages if any....?

Is having a gastric bypass safe and what are the disadvantages if any....?

Some risk: Modern gastric bypass surgery is much safer than it used to be, with a risk of death around 1% and other complications around 40%. The risk seems to be worth it though because the risk of death after successful surgery goes down 89% over five years. So if 100 people have gastric bypass, about one will die from the surgery, but 89 will survive longer than they would have without the surgery! ...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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Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Is gastric bypass safe for an 18yr old who is more then 200lbs over-weight?

Yes: Although weight loss surgery as with any surgery has it's own risks and complications, bariatric surgery performed for this type individual by an expert in the field of bariatric surgery can result in long term health benefits. Be sure to ask about the complications that can occur, as well as the surgeons' own complication rate to make sure that you're making an informed decision. ...Read more

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Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Unknown: There are no large scale studies available and probably will not be available to give exact answer, however pts with Sjogren's do undergo non bariatric surgical procedures with good results (mostly). If there is associated connective tissue disorder then the clinical picture is more complex. Vitamin deficiencies can get worse after bariatric surgery, NSAIDs use will result in ulcers so should be , ...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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