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What is the risk of gastric bypass surgery leading to colon cancer?

What is the risk of gastric bypass surgery leading to colon cancer?

Risk factors: Risk factors for colon cancer include smoking, obesity, high fat diet, high red meat diet, low fiber diet, history of polyps, family history of colon cancer. I am not aware of gastric bypass surgery increasing the risk of colon cancer, but the need for gastric bypass surgery suggests that some risk factors mentioned above are likely present. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the chances of death sith gastric bypass surgery?

What are the chances of death sith gastric bypass surgery?

Very low: Most bariatric centers of excellence track their mortality rate. When given a choice, most patients gravitate towards a center with mortality rate < 2% (different from morbidity/complication rate). If you need bariatric surgery, do your homework and get the best center you can. ...Read more

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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

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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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What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?

What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?

High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change. ...Read more

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What is the cancer risk in ibd patients?

What is the cancer risk in ibd patients?

Increased with time: Colon ca risk is increased in ulc colitis (uc) and crohn's colitis (cd). Risk increases by .5-1%/yr above general public, after 8-10 years after diagnosis. Small bowel cd has increased risk of small bowel ca; cd has increased risk lymphatic ca (lymphoma). Generally recommend annual colonoscopy/biopsy after 8-10 years of disease. Risk ca increased more in diffuse uc vs. Left sided disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reduce the risk of cancer in celiac disease?

Is it possible to reduce the risk of cancer in celiac disease?

Gluten free diet: The best way to decrease the risk of cancer in patients with celiac disease is to maintain a gluten free diet. Additionally, having periodic screening - endoscopy, is probably worthwhile. Patients with celiac disease should have a baseline endoscopy and not just rely on blood tests when making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What in the diet may reduce the risk for colon cancer?

What in the diet may reduce the risk for colon cancer?

Theories: Theories on colon cancer prevention are primarily based on healthy diet and lifestyle. Exercise more. Do not smoke. Avoid obesity, fatty foods, excess red meats, processed meats. Increase fruits, vegetables, high fiber foods. Yearly check up with your doctor. Have colonoscopy after age 50. ...Read more

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What are the risks of chemoradiation for gastric cancer?

What are the risks of chemoradiation for gastric cancer?

Worth it, probably: You must discuss the benefits, risks, expense and unpleasantness of any proposed regimen with your health care team. Unless your stomach cancer is surgically curable, chemotherapy and/or radiation are all that are standing between you and death. You decide. ...Read more

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Is a rupture to the pancreatic duct rare? Distal op recommended. Pancreas surgeons say I am to high risk because of internal scaring is tp/iat option?

Is a rupture to the pancreatic duct rare? Distal op recommended. Pancreas surgeons say I am to high risk because of internal scaring is tp/iat option?

Rupture is rare: A duct rupture such as this is rare, most often is "iatrogenic" meaning it occurs during some mechanical intervention. Depending on where the rupture is, it can be surgically corrected or stented via an upper endoscopy. "high risk" usually implicates the existence of other medical issues that may pose risk for surgery, an anesthesia consultation is warranted in this situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

It is not comon: To have cancer in adolescence: lymphoma, leukemia, testis and bony tumors osteo- and ewings sarcoma. Brain tumors too. These i've seen, heard ofand treated. I guess it is possible to have gastric adeno in adolescence...I've never seen or heard of it. ...Read more

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Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Stomach cancer: That depends on a lot of different things. Type of cancer, location, stage, etc. In general, stage 1 stomach cancer is treated by subtotal or total gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy. Having a sleeve gastrectomy is likely not an ideal option for you (unless it is a gist tumor on the greater curve of the stomach). You need to discuss with a surgical oncologist (not a bariatric surgeon) first. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

Also: Personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps and inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis. Personal history of breast cancer can also increase your risk. Talk to a specialist such as a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

None: There is no rx for adhesions themselves. If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesnt work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What are the risks of gastric bypass?

What are the risks of gastric bypass?

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 risk of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Stroke: Stroke, risk of infection , risk of death all less than 2percent in most cases. ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the risk of gastric bypass surgery leading to colon cancer?

Risk factors: Risk factors for colon cancer include smoking, obesity, high fat diet, high red meat diet, low fiber diet, history of polyps, family history of colon cancer. I am not aware of gastric bypass surgery increasing the risk of colon cancer, but the need for gastric bypass surgery suggests that some risk factors mentioned above are likely present. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about repeat gastric bypass surgery?

Can you tell me about repeat gastric bypass surgery?

Revision of bypass: Well, it's called a revision of a gastric bypass and it can involve making the pouch smaller, making the anastomosis smaller, or both. Occasionally, a lap band can even be placed around the gastric pouch too. The risks of a leak are much higher in a revision than during the initial gastric bypass and that is important to understand. Also, wt loss is less after revisions. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time for gastric bypass surgery?

Recovery time: About 2 weeks before you would return to a desk job. No strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. After that you can do whatever you want. ...Read more

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Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Only : Precaution i can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby. ...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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Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Some say yes: I have patients tell me frequently that things that uses to taste good before surgery no longer do. Some say things actually taste different. I agree it is probably more a different preference. ...Read more

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Why has the rate of gastric bypass surgery increased so drastically in recent years?

Why has the rate of gastric bypass surgery increased so drastically in recent years?

Quick fix: People are generally looking for the fastest way to do something, requiring the least amount of effort and time. Like any other weight loss surgery, over time, you can find a way to beat it. Losing weight the old fashioned way, diet, exercise, and life style modification is the long term way to success. ...Read more

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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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I really want to lose 100 pounds -120 lbs. I want to consider gastric bypass surgery. Its questionable thoe. Scared :( pros n cons of it? Help me

I really want to lose 100 pounds -120 lbs. I want to consider gastric bypass surgery. Its questionable thoe. Scared :( pros n cons of it? Help me

The Good and bad: Gastric bypass is effective but it's a rather complicated surgery and requires lifestyle commitment to healthy eating and exercise. It's not a guarantee to lose weight but an effective procedure for one who is ready for the change. Surgery potentially could have complications post op and you're at risk of malabsorption so need to take vitamins daily &most importantly take protein 60+grams daily. ...Read more

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Why do overweight people get gastric bypass surgery?

Several reasons : Gastric bypass can help obese patients lose weight and also get rid of associated problems such as type 2 diabetes. There are several other types of procedures for weight loss, but this one works in two ways. It is restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning the stomach is smaller and also the digestive tract is shorter. ...Read more

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What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

Chew calcium citrate: Calcium citrate is the form best absorbed after a gastric bypass. Make sure it's a chewable form, and that you chew it thoroughly. Since iron, magnesium, and calcium all "fight" to be absorbed in the small intestine, please space these minerals at least 1 hour apart. Not taking calcium (2000 mg a day = two 500-600 mg tablets twice a day) will rob your bones of calcium and give you osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How much do you need to weigh to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery?

How much do you need to weigh to qualify to have gastric bypass surgery?

Obesity, and...: Obesity is the main health problem to qualify. Bmi (body mass index) >40, or >35 with associated health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension. Formerly had to be "morbidly obese" >100 pounds (45 kg) over ideal body weight. Bmi=wt (kg)/sqht (meters). Can be thrown off if very muscular. Measures weight not amount of fat. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto smoke weed 7 months after having a gastric bypass surgery?

Which variety?: Cannabis sativa, indica or ruberalis? Sativa extract increases hunger and is used pharmacologically to treat the wasting syndrome associated with hiv/aids. The others induce euphoria but do not stimulate hunger, at least according to wikipedia. The underlying reason you needed gastric bypass is likely due to Insulin resistance, better to treat that first. Exercise regularly and avoid simple carbs. ...Read more

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Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Do you recommend roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...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