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What are the long term effects from bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Obviously the primary effect is weight loss.
There are improvements in diabetes and heart disease risk. The gastric band does not cause any nutritional deficiencies, but the roux en y surgeries can. These need to be followed up closely by your bariatric specialist.

In brief: Depends

Obviously the primary effect is weight loss.
There are improvements in diabetes and heart disease risk. The gastric band does not cause any nutritional deficiencies, but the roux en y surgeries can. These need to be followed up closely by your bariatric specialist.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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In brief: Depends on the type

Each surgery has its own set of long term issues.
To avoid them lean to eat and cook healthy food.

In brief: Depends on the type

Each surgery has its own set of long term issues.
To avoid them lean to eat and cook healthy food.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Good and bad.

Mostly good long term effects related to weight loss and all the inherent health benefits of such.
Three negatives - hair loss (does come back), redundant skin (removable surgically) and gallstones are possible in the long term.

In brief: Good and bad.

Mostly good long term effects related to weight loss and all the inherent health benefits of such.
Three negatives - hair loss (does come back), redundant skin (removable surgically) and gallstones are possible in the long term.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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In brief: Bariatric surgery

Long term effects can include vitamin deficiences, anemia (iron), and protein malnutrition.
These problems can be controlled with proper supplementation and complient patient follow up with their surgeon and private dcotor.

In brief: Bariatric surgery

Long term effects can include vitamin deficiences, anemia (iron), and protein malnutrition.
These problems can be controlled with proper supplementation and complient patient follow up with their surgeon and private dcotor.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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