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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bariatric surgery

Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully.
Ask to work with a nutritionist and or dietician before and after the procedure. There are many potential nutritional consequences of these bariatric surgical procedures.

In brief: Bariatric surgery

Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully.
Ask to work with a nutritionist and or dietician before and after the procedure. There are many potential nutritional consequences of these bariatric surgical procedures.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Details for safety

Tips to avoid complications after bypass: choose quality doc + 1.
Walk early to avoid leg clots. Use blood thinner and leg pumps to avoid clots (when indicated) 2. Antibiotics in or. 3. Test and treat sleep apnea before and after surgery. 4. Get cardiac clearance if indicated. 5. Test for h pylori in stomach to avoid ulcers. No tobacco to avoid ulcers. 6. Use pain catheters. 7. Test vit d levels.

In brief: Details for safety

Tips to avoid complications after bypass: choose quality doc + 1.
Walk early to avoid leg clots. Use blood thinner and leg pumps to avoid clots (when indicated) 2. Antibiotics in or. 3. Test and treat sleep apnea before and after surgery. 4. Get cardiac clearance if indicated. 5. Test for h pylori in stomach to avoid ulcers. No tobacco to avoid ulcers. 6. Use pain catheters. 7. Test vit d levels.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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