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Will I experience a lot of pain after bariatric surgery?

Will I experience a lot of pain after bariatric surgery?

Pain for 2-3 days: Nearly all bariatric surgery is laparoscopic, involving 4-5 small punctures. These sites do burn for 2-3 days. Most people take morphine for the first 12 hours. Then an oral agent like hydrocodone is used for the next 5-7 days. Many surgeons also use small soaker catheters that drip local anesthetic into the sites to further decrease pain. It is good to think of pain as your body's way to heal! ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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What could I possibly do to help prevent lots of excess hanging skin after bariatric surgery?

Hard to prevent: Excess skin is hard to really prevent. When we see a patient who has lost 100 pounds, we see healthy person no longer suffering from joint, lung, diabetes, and blood pressure problems. Better to be healthy with alittle skin. About 20% of our patients eventually get skin cut off. Insurance covers some. ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant? Help!

Weight loss surgery: Two answers: first, bariatric surgery is safer than its ever been. It is safer than heart operations, safer than hip operations. The death rate today for a gastric bypass is 1 in 900. 1 in 2000 for a lap band. But, at your height and weight, your bmi is 34.3 and you wouldn't qualify for the surgical procedures. I am sorry. Today, a bmi > 35 with medical complications of obesity is required. ...Read more

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Bariatric surgery how safe it is?

Increasingly safe : Bariatric surgery is really a grab bag of terms and there are many procedures available which range from relatively minimally invasive to highly complex. The risks relate to the extent of the surgery as well as the health of the individual undergoing the surgery and tolerance of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How can I obtain bariatric surgery?

Find a surgeon.: Find an experienced Bariatric surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation. Www.obesityhelp.com may help. ...Read more

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Just how effective is bariatric surgery?

Very: Bariatric surgery if done correctly, appears to be very effective, provided you stick to your job and not to eat what comes your way. You will need to eat foods that you can tolerate, but also healthy ones. ...Read more

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What will happen after bariatric surgery?

You'll lose weight.: Hopefully. You'll follow a prudent weight loss diet and exercise regimen. You'll supplement vitamins. You'll consult regularly with a Dietitian. You'll get blood tests to make sure you're nutritionally optimized. ...Read more

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How can you feel about bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery : How do I feel? It can be a life saving, life altering operation. It can improve or even cure you of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, chf, etc. And as a result make you live longer. How will you feel? You have to be ready and committed to make a complete lifestyle change. Eat healthy food ; exercise. It's not easy. It takes work, but you will feel great. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the bariatric surgery?

Can you tell me about the bariatric surgery?

From the Experts: http://asmbs.org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/.

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Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

It's surgery.: Any operation has risks, which is why more conservative efforts at weight loss must be failed before weight loss surgery is entertained. That being said, in the hands of an experienced surgeon weight loss surgery is minimally risky. ...Read more

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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


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