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What do you advise if I'm going to get the sleeve done - bariatric surgery - I found out I have a hiatal hernia is that procedure done together or separate?

What do you advise if I'm going to get the sleeve done - bariatric surgery - I found out I have a hiatal hernia is that procedure done together or separate?

Together: The presence of hiatal hernia is not contraindication to having a sleeve done at the same time. If you have severe reflux in addition to the hiatal hernia, most surgeon would push you to have a RYGB. However, few surgeons believe that just repairing the hiatal hernia at the same time will decrease the reflux in combination with the weight loss. Very few surgeons may add a fundoplication. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


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No matter what I eat or how much I eat I get nauseated. I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. What could be causing my nausea?

No matter what I eat or how much I eat I get nauseated. I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. What could be causing my nausea?

Gallstones or ulcer: Nausea after gastric bypass is not normal. Most common is small stones or sludge in gallbladder. Also consider ulcer (must avoid aspirins and tobacco). Less common might include bowel obstruction, medication-related, and constipation. Of course, you will need to see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have spondolythesis on L5 s1 I turned down surgery 2 get healthy. I've sciatica, but have now noticed I get dizzy, nauseas & my balance isn't good?

I have spondolythesis on L5 s1 I turned down surgery 2 get healthy. I've sciatica, but have now noticed I get dizzy, nauseas & my balance isn't good?

Possible: Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read more

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Can I get a headache and nausea with large ovarian cysts that require surgery. One has possibly ruptured.

Can I get a headache and nausea with large ovarian cysts that require surgery. One has possibly ruptured.

Partially: A ruptured ovarian cyst may cause lower abdominal discomfort and nausea, but headache would be an indirect symptom. I recommend that you contact your gynecologist for advice about your current symptoms. ...Read more

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Rct on #10 by endo 2months ago. Pressure in upper jaw into sinus, headache, nausea. Doc says wait for jawbone to rebuild but apico possible. Wait months with these symptoms or get apico surgery?

Rct on #10 by endo 2months ago. Pressure in upper jaw into sinus, headache, nausea. Doc says wait for jawbone to rebuild but apico possible. Wait months with these symptoms or get apico surgery?

Differential Dx: Personally, I doubt the headache, nausea and even the sinus pain is related to an unresolved infection on #10, especially if the rct was done by an endodontist and two months ago. I recommend you do two things. First, have the endodontist re-evaluate your tooth. Seek a second opinion if necessary. Second, see your primary care physician for a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having bariatric surgery in 4-5 months is it okay to get a small tattoo on my wrist?

I am having bariatric surgery in 4-5 months is it okay to get a small tattoo on my wrist?

Yes: A tattoo five months before your elective procedure is not contraindicated. There should be no problem with proceeding, if you so choose. ...Read more

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Do I need to get bariatric surgery if my hba1c levels are elevated?

Do I need to get bariatric surgery if my hba1c levels are elevated?

Maybe: There are several studies out there demonstrating that bariatric surgery is more successful at treating diabetes than medications. If you are morbidly obese and have diabetes you may want to consider seeing a bariatric surgeon to see if weight loss surgery is right for you. ...Read more

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I'm 486 lbs. Bariatric surgery on 10/21 and the cardiologist wants me to get a pet scan. I live in nj and need a scanner that can accommodate my weight

Will be a problem: First speak to your doctors, for alternative tests, the reason for pet scan, are they suspecting a malignancy? Or test related to your heart? . Get in touch with large diagnostic centers, some places may accommodate larger people. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just recently had surgery and now I have an queasy stomache how can I get rid of that?

I just recently had surgery and now I have an queasy stomache how can I get rid of that?

Go slow: Water than juice and slowly add in solids. If vomiting occurs call your surgeon. Antiemetics can be prescribed. ...Read more

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20 yrs old female 5'7 260 or a little above would it be good for me to get baratric surgery iam solid and tall took steriod asthma spray a lot help?

20 yrs old female 5'7 260 or a little above would it be good for me to get baratric surgery iam solid and tall took steriod asthma spray a lot help?

Yes: It is definitely something to consider. You should be evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol and all those things should be taken into consideration. Bariatric surgery is very common now and techniques are usually minimally invasive. You could lose a significant amount of weight (>75 pounds) over 1 year or so. ...Read more

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I've never been able to burp my whole life, I've done the odd few...It affects me everyday, nausea, acid reflux/gurgles, is there an operation for it?

I've never been able to burp my whole life, I've done the odd few...It affects me everyday, nausea, acid reflux/gurgles, is there an operation for it?

None: There is no operation to make you burp. There are anti reflux operations, but they would be more likely to stop burping. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cancer? Vomiting fever sweating nausea for 2 months. Profile gives details of past operations. Pictures of arm and stomach. Please take a look.

Cancer? Vomiting fever sweating nausea for 2 months. Profile gives details of past operations. Pictures of arm and stomach. Please take a look.

I'm sorry: But I can't access your profile. You need to send a private message for that to work. Anyway, it's best to see a doctor about this. You'll need tests which cannot be performed in this forum. ...Read more

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My husband had gallbladder surgery 5 days ago and experiencing extreme nausea, is this normal?

My husband had gallbladder surgery 5 days ago and experiencing extreme nausea, is this normal?

No: No, it not normal. However, 35 % people have post operative nausea and vomiting. He can take zofran (ondansetron) but the most important thing is to call the surgeon or gastroenterologist who did lap. Chole. Or open surgery. Post op complications do happen. ...Read more

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What causes sudden nausea after surgery?

What causes sudden nausea after surgery?

Stress, abdominal: Pressure and sensitivity, stomach irritation, psychological factor, meds side effects etc can all cause nausea. Take care! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat nausea after gallbladder surgery?

What can I do to treat nausea after gallbladder surgery?

When was surgery: Early after surgery you should talk to your surgeon. If the surgeon was some time ago then you should see a gastroenterologist to see of something else is going on. ...Read more

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Why do pain meds after surgery cause nausea and headache?

Why do pain meds after surgery cause nausea and headache?

Slow digestion: Alot of them cause constipation and slow digestion down, when food stays in your stomach longer it can cause you to have nausea. ...Read more

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I know nausea can be treated but how common is nausea after nissen fundoplication surgery?

I know nausea can be treated but how common is nausea after nissen fundoplication surgery?

As any other patient: It mostly depends on your genetic predisposition and drugs used by anesthesiologist, then procedure itself. Theoretically eye procedures and gyn surgeries has higher incidence of nausea, but with modern drugs, it is not significant as in the past. ...Read more

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Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

Depends on function: The therapeutic approach depends on colon function. An elongated colon may work perfectly well, & therefore require no "treatment." a sluggish colon may respond to prokinetics (designed to speed up movement of material through colon). Colonic inertia that is refractory to prokinetic rx may benefit from "colon reduction" surgery. Sitz marker testing, defecography, anal manometry studies can help. ...Read more

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Can ondasteron cure nausea that's not caused by surgery?

Can ondasteron cure nausea that's not caused by surgery?

Yes: Because nausea acts by the same mechanism in many cases, the same drugs may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can pain meds after surgery normally cause nausea and no appetite?

Can pain meds after surgery normally cause nausea and no appetite?

Yes and Possible: Most narcotics used for moderate to severe post op pain can cause nausea. You may lose your appetite due to a decreased gut motility, and your pain. So, i'd only use the narcotics when absolutely necessary. I'd try an anti inflammatory compound, if ok with your surgeon, such as Ibuprofen and naproxen. Also, topical comfort of a wound can be achieved by ice initially, then heat. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have constanty nausea. I use cyclizine IM injections 3 times daily but need an alternative, what do you suggest? Surgery is not an option for me.

I have constanty nausea. I use cyclizine IM injections 3 times daily but need an alternative, what do you suggest? Surgery is not an option for me.

Need diagnosis: Nausea has many causes without knowing yours, the treatment will be inadequate.
Options include GI stimulants e.g. Reglan
Anti nauseants e.g compazine, (prochlorperazine) scopolamine patch, ginger capsules, dronabinol, tigan
Diet change eliminate spicy foods, caffeine, grease, gassy foods and eat small frequent meals
Add probiotics
See a GI doc for endoscopic evaluation ...Read more

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Is pain and nausea after gynecologic endoscopic surgery normal. I did the surgery 3 weeks ago.

Is pain and nausea after gynecologic endoscopic surgery normal. I did the surgery 3 weeks ago.

Not typical: The answer would depend on what surgery was done. Generally a fast recovery is expected 3 weeks after surgery. If you are not well then consider seeing your surgeon for a postoperative evaluation ...Read more

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Its one week since I had my gallbladder surgery. I am still experiencing nausea, vomitting and am unable to keep food down. Shudn't it all have passed by now?

Depends on the etiol: If you have dificulty in swallowing, talking and hoarsenss, and these symptoms were not there before your surgery, you need to get in touch with your surgeon immediately. If they were there before then you need a detailed evaluatin of your throat. Postop nausea is not uncommon after general anesthesia, however, if the symptoms are not going away you need further workup. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Nausea is common-: -after any surgery involving general anesthesia. It usually follows that those that have it get it always. Myself have never been nauseated after about 10 procedures with gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of nausea and vomiting after surgery?

Higher than normal: It will depend on the type of surgery, the anesthetic used during it, your body's reaction to it. Although, there is no definite number on the incidence of postsurgical nausea, I am sure it is higher than in people who didn't have surgery for sure. ...Read more

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Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Yes common: Try adds- powerade, coolaid, gatorade, lemon aid. Brat diet -bananas, rice apples toast. Talk to doc in am I not tolerating. ...Read more

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Why do I burp all the time after having bariatric gastric sleeve surgery?

Swallowed air.: Most belching is due to swallowed air. People with acid reflux and heartburn swallow much more often to clear the acid in esophagus. With a sleeve, you might still have reflux. Should be on acid suppressing med (prilosec) and give it time. Usually gets better after few months. ...Read more

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How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

Tight at beginning: The ideal gastric sleeve should be fairly tight at the beginning (usually a 34 fr bougie), should begin about 1 inch from the pylorus (the end of stomach), and go directly to the angle of his right next to the esophagus. Experience shows that the sleeve will not stretch more than about 5% if kept tight from the beginning. ...Read more

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I have had gallbladder surgery and my tubes tied but been feeling nausea my tubes been tied for 10 months could I b pregnant?

I have had gallbladder surgery and my tubes tied but been feeling nausea my tubes been tied for 10 months could I b pregnant?

Unlikely: But very rarely known to re-connect, resulting pregnancy, see your doctor to find out the cause of your nausea ...Read more

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What causes nausea after surgery?

What causes nausea after surgery?

Multiple causes: Postoperative nausea and vomiting is the most common complication immediately following surgery. Control of nausea or vomiting is necessary for discharge from the pacu regardless of whether the patient is going home or being admitted to the hospital. Post surgery nausea or vomiting can occur from anesthetic types, specific surgical procedures, and specific patient types. ...Read more

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How healthy is bariatrics operation?

How healthy is bariatrics operation?

Quite safe: In experienced hands, the risks of WLS are actually very low. That being said, it's OK to ask your surgeon for his data, including his complication rates. ...Read more

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Has anyone had the surgery to lose weight? Do they end up nauseas and full-feeling right after they start eating?

Has anyone had the surgery to lose weight? Do they end up nauseas and full-feeling right after they start eating?

Depends: It really depends on which surgery fr weight loss you had. Most surgeries do lead to a full feeling after eating. Nausea shoudl only occur if you over eat. Over time, most patients know when to stop eating to avoid nausea. ...Read more

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What can cause nausea and vomiting in children after surgery?

What can cause nausea and vomiting in children after surgery?

See below: Post operative nausea and vomiting can occur in adults and children after surgery, and can be difficult to predict. It may be a person's sensitivity to the anesthesia medications, or sensitivity to post operative pain medications. Ask your surgeon or anesthesiologist for nausea preventative medications used before or during the anesthesia, or to prescribe nausea medication after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more