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Can a person who has had a kidney transplant still have bypass surgery?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: With caution

Bypass surgery reduces weight by limiting food intake and minimizing absorption of the foodstream that is ingested - depending on the specific technical type of bypass performed.
But, the transplant recipient does need all of the rejection medications to be continuously absorbed, without a change. So, when the operation occurs, monitoring of drug levels and dose adjustment as needed is crucial.

In brief: With caution

Bypass surgery reduces weight by limiting food intake and minimizing absorption of the foodstream that is ingested - depending on the specific technical type of bypass performed.
But, the transplant recipient does need all of the rejection medications to be continuously absorbed, without a change. So, when the operation occurs, monitoring of drug levels and dose adjustment as needed is crucial.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Once the kidney transplant has reached a steady state where the creatinine is stable and your medications are unchanged, then there should no reason not to proceed with bypass surgery.

In brief: Yes

Once the kidney transplant has reached a steady state where the creatinine is stable and your medications are unchanged, then there should no reason not to proceed with bypass surgery.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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