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I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. Is this normal?

Probably. It's probably normal post-op pain but impossible to say over the internet. Only a brief, hands-on exam can answer your question with any degree of certainty. If you develop fever, don't hesitate to have it checked. Read more...

Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery I was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery I was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

The . The best thing for you to do in this situation is to ask your doctor that cared for you while you were in the hospital why the second injection was given in the arm. Honestly it will be very difficult for anyone to comment on why the injections were given as they were since we did not order them and were not there. If there is any concern by your doctor, everything should be documented in your chart. For the future if you have any questions or concerns question the nursing staff or doctor right away. I hope you find answers soon. Read more...
This was. Probably Lovenox (enoxaparin) to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox (enoxaparin). Read more...

I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating. First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. Read more...
Yes. Your current bmi is 51.1. This places you in the super, morbidly obese category. A gastric bypass or gastric sleeve would be a much better option than a gastric band in optimizing your weight loss. Find a surgical weight loss seminar somewhere near you. These seminars will discuss the various procedures available as well as insurance criteria and even finance options if you don't have insurance. Read more...
WLSFA is one option . Weight loss surgery foundation of america is the only resource i know that works to get coverage for needy people. They are scattered around country. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Most insurances, including medicare and medicaid cover the surgeries. There are also several medical loan companies that finance the surgeries. Read more...