Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

No one must. It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention.
Of course. I am not sure by what you mean by "hurt" all surgery has some postoperative discomfort. But, if you are asking the potential complications of gastric bypass--your surgeon should discuss these at length with you. For many obese patients, bypass, is a logical step after trying"everything" and you have med problems. If you feel you are being "rushed" into bypass surgery, please get another opinion.
Lipomas. Lipomas are fat tumors and benign. But without removal of a suspected lipoma--especially, if it bothers you, is tender or growing-you won't know it is a lipoma. It's physical characteristics on palpation can't absolutely deterimine that it is benign. Therefore removal and examination by a pathologist under a microscope is necessary for a diagnosis.

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Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

WHERE GASTRIC BYPASS. Gastric byepass surgery is done by surgeons who specialise in baritric surgery.Before you go see a surgeon you need to see your medical doctor who will assess your bmi and other medical problems and may refer you to a surgeon. Read more...
Center of Excellence. Hi, please research the facility you wish to consult for bariatric surgery.One of the cedentials is "the center of excellence" although that is not absolute credential ask friends who have had the procedure donethe more the procedures reflects a level of experience.True that doing many procedures might produce more complications-but it can also mean that they are capable of handling complications. Read more...

Who should get a gastric bypass?

Typically surgery is. recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck! Read more...
It depeds. Some one considering weight loss surgery should consider gastric bypass over other options if
you are type 2 diabetic
have significant Acid Reflux problem
have large hiatal hernia
severe esophagitis or Barrett's esophagus
etc etc

one has to be BMI>35 with comorbid conditions or BMI>40 without comorbid conditions. Read more...

Can you tell me can a 13 year old get a gastric bypass?

Doubt it. I have heard of some bariatric centers offering some weight control surgery to kids as young as 16, but not younger. These limits are subject to change over time as the treatment standards evolve. Read more...

Do I have to see a specialist to get a gastric bypass ordered?

Ordered no, done yes. Need a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, including psychologic, before the procedure is done. Needs to be done by a specialist/bariatric surgeon in a "center of excellence" which does at least 100/yr, with good results and follow up. Can have lots of complications during and afterward; need high quality care. Read more...
Yes. A surgeon trained in bariatrics will do the procedure. Any reputable surgeon will take you through a thorough process to determine your suitability of the procedure and carefully work up your health. You will also learn the strict requirements you will need to follow for possibly the rest of your life. Gastric bypass should be treated as one of the most important decisions of your life. Read more...
No. Some insurances require your primary care physician to refer you to a bariatric surgeon, especially if you're a member of an hmo.The majority of insurances, however have open access and allow you to see a specialist without a referral.If you are financing the procedure yourself, then it's not necessary.Find a quality surgeon in your area with experience and recognized as a center of excellence(coe). Read more...
Just a surgeon. . You normally can simply contact a bariatric surgeon directly. However some insurance companies require a referral from your primary. Also a good idea to get your primary doctors opinion. Best to search for someone with experience. Read more...

I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

Diet/exercise. I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal with the dietary changes after bypass surgery. Read more...

Can I have gastric bypass done without insurance?

First enroll . Gastric by pass is not some thing like removing a mole from you on same day. First you have to enter a program , under go series of tests , psychological evaluation etc, try with medications , diet , change of life style & prepared to keep it for life time as it is rarely reversed. First enroll in a program, they may help you to get medicaid insurance . Read more...
Yes. Very common. The cost for gastric bypass is variable around the country. In dallas, the total cost is around 16, 000 for the various doctors an facility. Read more...
Gastric bypass. Yes, you can have any operation you want without having insurance as long as you can afford to pay for it yourself. . Read more...