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Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?

Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?

Variable: But getting heavier the last few years. We run out of table at about 500 pounds and that is a problem! we do still some normal sizes with other cause than obesity smokers hyperlipidemia diabetic bad history. ...Read more

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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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Is the surgery 'bypass gastric " helpful for a diabetic type 2?

Is the surgery 'bypass gastric " helpful for a diabetic type 2?

Diabetes ; bypass: Absolutely. The roux-en-y gastric bypass is the best treatment for type 2 diabetes. Medication doesn't cure you. It just controls diabetes. Gastric bypass has a high (80%+) cure rate for type 2 diabetes and can allow you to stop taking medication. I have many patients that had horrible diabetes that are no longer on meds and have no evidence of diabetes. It's amazing. ...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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Which type of doctor performs a stomach hernia surgery?

Which type of doctor performs a stomach hernia surgery?

General Surgeon: One of the most common operations performed by general surgeons are hernia repairs. There are many different techniques based upon the type of hernia, the training and experience of the surgeon, and the unique features of each patient: these are not "one size fits all" operations. Happily, most hernia operations are low-risk, out-patient procedures. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor can recommend gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass: You need to see a weight loss surgeon for a consultation. Look for a surgeon that is board certified and is a member of the asmbs. ...Read more

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What is involved for a person having a heart bypass operation?

What is involved for a person having a heart bypass operation?

Pretty involved: Hello wavyavy -- heart bypass is an open heart surgery -- so you will be pretty involved with the whole process -- most likely you will need to stay in the hospital for about a week and a recovery time up to 3 months -- this is not an optional type of procedure -- but it is done to hopefully prolong your life -. ...Read more

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What are the common resources for finding help with gastric bypass and/ or lap band surgery?

What are the common resources for finding help with gastric bypass and/ or lap band surgery?

Seminar: You should contact the weight loss centers in your area. Most have seminars that discuss the procedures performed there. Check their credentials and those of the center, then ask around. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager?

Is gastric bypass a healthy option for a type 1 diabetic, overweight teenager?

Depends: Bariatric surgery is effective in weight reduction. The person must understand it is just like pressing a "reset button" in which weight loss will be accomplished, but it must otherwise be followed by voluntary lifestyle changes for it to be permanent (ie. Good eating habits and exercise). If not, weight will come back. Insulin resistance will decrease, lowering required Insulin doses. ...Read more

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Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks. He is a diabetes patient as well?

Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks.  He is a diabetes patient as well?

Unlikely: Coronary bypass has specific indications, and risks. Depending on age, risk factors, diabetes your surgeon can give a very good opinion. In general the risks are low. ...Read more

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What type of bariatric surgery is to be done for me?

What type of bariatric surgery is to be done for me?

Bariatric surgery: Answering that question requires getting your full medical history and can take a while to figure out. Some patients take days, weeks, or months to decide between having a lap band, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. You'll need to see an experienced bariatric surgeon for a consultation to help you with that answer. I go through this everyday with new patients, but can't give a short answer. ...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?

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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What are the risks of performing a fibrobronchoscopy to a diabetic patient?

What are the risks of performing a fibrobronchoscopy to a diabetic patient?

No different: If the person with diabetes has no intercurrent medical problems such as heart disease the only increased risk is infection if the blood sugar control is poor and low blood sugars. The later can be prevented by working with your health care providers to do the proceedure early in the day if possible and adjust the medications accordingly. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for a diabetic patient and oral surgery?

What risk factors are there for a diabetic patient and oral surgery?

Infection & healing: First know that patients with diabetes can successfully undergo routine dentoalveolar surgery without complication with the right precautions. Secondly risk factors will depend on the severity of your diabetes and ability to keep it controlled. Your surgeon may ask you about blood glucose levels or recent blood work to check your hba1c level. For controlled cases, this is not usually needed though. ...Read more

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What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

Bypass & Nissen : Doing a bypass after having a nissen is very difficult and considered revisional surgery. Lots of scar tissue from the nissen and your wrap must be undone. Risks of complications like a leak are much higher. Doesn't mean you shouldn't have a bypass. I have done many of these. You just need to go to an experienced surgeon that does revisional bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthesia is used for a patient undergoing esophageal surgery?

General Anesthesia: Any surgery on the esophagus is done with some form of general anesthesia. This may be supplemented by the use of a thoracic epidural to assist you with postoperative pain control. Your anesthesiologist will be available to answer any specific questions before your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines that qualify a patient for weight loss surgery?

What are the guidelines that qualify a patient for weight loss surgery?

BMI: Insurances typically follow nih guidelines: a bmi >40 or 35-40 with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension. Most insurances also require involvement in a weight management program for 3-6 months, a psychological evaluation, and a history of being obese for 2-5 years. Insurance criteria do vary however. If a pt finances the procedure then bmi as low as 30 are considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Gastric (Definition)

This refers to something that is ...Read more