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Gastric Bypass Questions: I’m considered obese and want to get the gastric bypass is there anyone that can help me?

Question by LaLaLoospy: I’m considered obese and want to get the gastric bypass is there anyone that can help me?
I would like to get the gastric bypass surgery, I’m 16, I weigh 195, and I’m 5’2. I would like to know what how much overweight you need to be for the doctor to consider giving you the gastric bypass?

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Answer by Baa Baa
You would not be a candidate for this surgery. People that get this surgery are usually morbidly obese that need to lose 100 lbs. or more. They also have to have serious medical problems that is the result of their obesity such as can no longer walk well, diebetes, heart disease, joint problems, etc. No insurance company would approve you for the surgery to pay for it. They usually will also not do them to people under 18 unless they have a very severe weight problem needing to lose hundreds of pounds. Forget about getting such a serious surgery done since you don’t need it. Figure out how to take the extra weight off naturally through healthy eating and exercise. A doctor that would approve a bypass for you would be crazy and no insurance company would agree to pay the costs for it either.

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Gastric Bypass Questions: Gastric bypass pain?

Question by lisacin7: Gastric bypass pain?
I had gastric bypass 3 weeks back and am having terrible pain at my left rib. the area also seems to swell when I walk around. Is this normal? Could I have a broken rib?

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Answer by Steph
Both my mom and my aunt had gastric bypass and both of them had this problem when they started back on solid foods. I’m obviously not sure if you’ve started eating solids again, but if you have it may be that you’re not chewing it well enough. Right now that whole area is most likely still a little bit swollen so you have to make sure that you chew as best you can so it doesn’t feel as if there’s something stuck in your chest area. Over time the swelling will go down and the pouch will actually stretch out a little bit and it won’t be so bad. If it persists you should definitely get in touch with your surgeon just to be on the safe side. Hang in there and good luck to you!

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Pregnant after Open Gastric Bypass Surgery??

Question by crazyinlove: Pregnant after Open Gastric Bypass Surgery??
I had the bypass a little over a year ago…I was looking for information on pregnancy after an open gastric bypass surgery..?? internet excess to this question is running me in circles..??Please help!!

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Answer by kikime
i have heard after a year. but i would defiantly check with your Dr on this one just to be sure that your body has leveled it vitamin intake exc..:)

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why the love for gastric bypass surgery?

Question by : why the love for gastric bypass surgery?
people talk about gastric bypass and the lap band surgery as being the cure all when they cant lose weight with diet and exercise. i don’t understand this. because after you have either of these surgeries you eat less food, have to be on a stricter diet then you would be for just normal weight loss AND more often then not you have to have more surgery to remove excess skin that you get from losing weight too quickly. you are on a strict diet for life, eliminating many things from your diet because they make you sick and so on and so forth. so if you are willing to do all these things after the surgery why not just diet and exercise on your own and lose the weight, making your own diet and finding what works for you is a lot less restrictive then the diet you must follow after surgery…. i’m just curious, i am over weight and yo-yo diet all the time, i know how it goes and for the first time the other day i looked into the surgery and no thanks, i’ll just work harder to stick to my diet and exercise routine.

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Answer by Baa Baa
Being overweight, you should understand why gastric bypass works for long term weight loss while dieting doesn’t. It is not a diet. Gastric bypass does something that dieting never has done. It makes a person feel full after eating just a small amount of food. Actually, it physically makes it impossible to eat a lot of food plus you are no longer hungry. On diets you starve and feel so hungry and you try to be good, but it only lasts a short time and you give in eventually to the hunger.

With the gastric bypass, you are satisfied and feel full after eating just a small amount and don’t have that hungry starving feeling like you have with dieting. That means you eat a lot less without being hungry and that is why it works long term. Yes, your food intake and diet are restrictive to a point, but you don’t care because you don’t want the extra food you used to want because you are full. My husband had the surgery done and he eats just about everything he ate before except it is in much smaller portions. He was a very big eater and he doesn’t mind at all eating a lot less. It doesn’t bother him. If he was on a regular diet trying to lose weight, he wouldn’t last more than a few weeks at best before giving in to his hunger. He thinks it is just great not being hungry all the time like before. So far he has lost 95 lbs. and still counting. He’s doing great.

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How much do u have to weigh before u get gastric bypass?

Question by : How much do u have to weigh before u get gastric bypass?
Im 5’3 and weigh 265lbs would I qualify for the surgery and how much does it cost

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Answer by fubuplayer2005
You have to be 100 pounds over wight. And it cost $ 25,000

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Does Gastric Bypass surgery really work?

Question by J: Does Gastric Bypass surgery really work?
I am really over weight. Well actually i’m morbidly obese. I am 25 years old, and i weight 230lbs and i’m only 5 feet tall. I am what is known as an “emotional eater” I’ve been this way since i was a kid. When i’m really sad or depressed i eat, i’ve been to therapist and that hasn’t helped at all. Now i am a mother of two of the greatest kids ever and i really want to see them grow up. I was wondering if gastric bypass surgery really works well. Members of have done it al lost a amazing amount of weight and looking amazing. But a friend of mine did the surgery and has gained a large amount of it back. I don’t want to be fat anymore.. but it almost is the easier thing to be. Does any one have any good advice on it.. or is it a quick weight loss but in a few years i’ll be back to square one.

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Answer by meeee!!!
It can certainly work for some people if they keep it up and don’t go back to old ways but it very few cases some people actually don’t make it out of the hospital because they become sick, my friend actually died days after surgery.. BUT that is veryyyy rare so if your sure you want to check with your doctor first to see what he says!!!

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What is it like going through Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Question by jennifer: What is it like going through Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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Answer by Rebecca B
Not entirely sure what you mean. Pain-wise, drain-wise, mobility-wise, It’s like any other major abdominal surgery. Most centres demand a 10% reduction in body weight before they’ll consider you for the surgery. Surgery will also usually only be considered if you’re morbidly obese with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40 or you have a BMI of over 35 plus a medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, that would be likely to improve if you lose weight. You’ll be expected to follow a strict diet (low fat, low sugar, low carbs) for a week or so before your surgery (think : skimmed milk, water and clear vegetable soup) in order to shrink your liver. You’ll be limited to liquid foods for a week after your surgery and to pureed foods for 3 – 4 weeks after that to allow your stomach to heal.

There’s a lot of info about this online @ http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/g/gastric-bypass?tab=Information including a more detaiied description of how it works, what the operation entails and the side effects and potential risks.

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How Can I Get Gastric Bypass Paid For?

Question by Rachel M: How Can I Get Gastric Bypass Paid For?
My insurance won’t pay for Gastric Bypass, or any other weight-loss surgery. Is there another way to get it paid? I can’t afford it myself.

Please don’t try to deter my opinion on getting the procedure. I’ve already talked to my doctor about it.
Yes, yes, I know. I said I already talked to my doctor about it. I know what has to be done, and I’ve already been doing it. My doctor has said that I’m eligible, and we’ve discussed the pros and cons.

If you know the answer to e question I’m asking, then answer it. If you don’t then don’t preach.
Just so everyone is aware, Im not just walking in there and getting it done for cosmetic reasons.
Before any sergury can be done, you have to go to a seminar. Also, you HAVE to have six months of documented weight-loss, i.e. Weight Watchers.

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Answer by Leeward side
perhaps if you start losing weight by yourself, your insurance just might kick in.

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Gastric Bypass Questions: My cousin is having mini-gastric bypass surgery and needs names and when you had it done?

Question by rokprincess: My cousin is having mini-gastric bypass surgery and needs names and when you had it done?
Also, can you tell her what has been the best thing , other than loosing the weight, and the worse thing that has came from doing this.

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Answer by JessiesGirl
She needs names of what?

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“I had gastric bypass surgery back in 2003, since then my insurance company has stopped paying for that surge

Question by Karen B: “I had gastric bypass surgery back in 2003, since then my insurance company has stopped paying for that surge
“I had gastric bypass surgery back in 2003, since then my insurance company has stopped paying for that surgery.. But since they paid for it in the beginning for me, wouldnt they be obligated to pay if i needed repair work done?”

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Answer by Kathy A
Why not ask your insurance angency…we don’t know about all insurance angencices…just the ones WE deal with…

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