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My mom is having gastric bypass surgery today…?

Question by Joesph Mildege: My mom is having gastric bypass surgery today…?
She left early this morning and i never relized how serious it was but she keeps acting like shes gonna die through the surgery how risky is it and deadly or is kinda safe cause i cant aford to loose my mom.

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Answer by ***?***
It is realtively safe, however people HAVE died from the procedure.

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Gastric bypass surgery info?

Question by Dennis P: Gastric bypass surgery info?
Has anyone done Gastric bypass? did you have to get psy test and stuff done before the surgery? Itjust seems I need so many test done before doing it.

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Answer by boy O boy
This operation is the most common gastric bypass surgery performed in the U.S. First, a small stomach pouch is created by stapling part of the stomach together or by vertical banding. This limits how much food you can eat. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the duodenum as well as the first portion of the jejunum. This causes reduced calorie and nutrient absorption. This procedure can now be done with a laparoscope (a thin telescope-like instrument for viewing inside the abdomen) in some people. This involves using small incisions and generally has a more rapid recovery time.

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Gastric Bypass Questions: Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Question by I Like Grapes: Gastric Bypass Surgery?
I’m about 150lbs overweight and i’m seriously considering Gastric bypass Surgery, I’m tried all kinds of dieting and exercising i’m unable to loose the weight. How would i go about seeing a dr. to get their opinion, has anyone had the surgery and did you keep the pounds off?

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Answer by Morgana
If you are seriously thinking of doing it, please research it fully and find a doctor that has done a lot of them, successfully. My friend is very heavy, due to the medications she takes for all the illnesses she has. One doctor suggested she undergo gastric bypass surgery. He said the risks were small. However, three people in her parish had it done; two died of complications and one lost weight but she can only eat about a few teaspoons full of food at a time or she pukes. She doesn’t go out much anymore because she cannot eat. Get all the facts first. Your doctor should give you names of his prior patients that had good results. Talk to them about the pros and cons. The above mentioned people didn’t have to lose 150 pounds either.

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effects of alcohol after gastric bypass?

Question by Michael: effects of alcohol after gastric bypass?
my aunt just had a gastric bypass, and continues to drink. so far we know that she gets drunk faster because of her smaller stomach. what can it do to your body?! if someone can answer this question a simple form, that she would understand cause i talked to her about what it does to her liver and the way she not able to absorb different vitamins and her blood sugar but i lose her.

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Answer by red65
Hi there. I hope maybe by telling you my story in short form might help. I had my bypass in 2000 and while I loved it and loved the rapid weightloss, I also realized I had lost the ability to stuff my feelings down also!

I started drinking at the end of 2000 until I got sober in August of 2004. At that point I was so physically addicted that I had to keep a level of it in me at all times or I would go into withdrawals, my liver hurt constantly and my kidneys were barely working. I had been to the ER multiple times with alcohol poisoning. My life was a living hell in the space of 3.5 years.

After I got sober I found out about transfer addictions and that they happen to about 25% of post-ops although alcohol is certainly not the only addiction they find. When I have gone to detox centers to speak invariably there is at least one post-op person in there.

Thankfully I was able to work a recovery program and learned other ways to deal with things other than drinking something that had almost killed me. What started out as fun became a nightmare. I pray your aunt doesnt take herself down that path.

I know this is long and I apologize but I tried to keep it on point. If you have any questions leave me a way to email you and I will. God bless you all.

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Gastric Bypass Questions: can i eat honey after gastric bypass?

Question by jagrpie: can i eat honey after gastric bypass?

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Answer by ncblkgy
You can eat anything you want after a gastric bypass. Although it is not recommended. Honey is usually ok if mixed in something like a drink as a natural sweetener. but if you like to put it on bread or things like that it may be too much for your stomach to handle. Check out my blog I have wrote about my experiences with different foods after gastric bypass surgery.

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Can you take birth control before a gastric bypass surgery?

Question by pinks_2284: Can you take birth control before a gastric bypass surgery?
Is it ok to have birth control in your system if you are having the surgery?

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Answer by Joe Paramedic
Sure, but if it worries you ask you surgeon.

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Is gastric bypass surgery really painful?

Question by muffins mom: Is gastric bypass surgery really painful?
Not the lap band surgery, the regular bypass surgery.

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Answer by Joe
Weight loss surgery-like gastric bypass surgery have become very common and very safe now. My cousin got her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in India. She has lost more than 65 lbs in 5 months and is very happy with the results. The price for obesity surgery is very less in India. My cousin just paid 25% of the cost she was quoted in America. She got her surgery from a company called Forerunners Healthcare.

Forerunners Healthcare is very famous in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and magazines. I have read a lot of their patient stories also. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low cost, as bariatric surgery and weight loss surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that your Obesity surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.

Hope this helps.

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Gastric bypass or Lap band surgery?

Question by r7som: Gastric bypass or Lap band surgery?
If you are a person who struggles to lose weight but isn’t an “over-eater” (meaning that I eat maby twice a day) is gastric bypass/lap band surgery right for me?

From what I understand the way both surgeries work is by limiting food consumption the person should lose weight but if im not the type of person to eat alot is the surgery right for me? Do you have to be an “over-eater” for the surgery to be worth it? Which surgery if either is right for me?

I’ve checked my BMI which is currently a 38 so technically its right below 40 which is one qualifications necessary for both the surgeries. So I am eligible for either one. I’m just not sure if either one is really right for someone like me.

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Answer by Politically Correct
Gastric bypass or banding is serious and dangerous surgery designed as a last resort for people unable to lose weight by any other means and whose health is compromised.

Don’t go there unless you have no choice.

Try eating a really good breakfast, a reasonable lunch and a light evening meal. That is the best weight loss plan in the world.

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Chronic stomach pain (Gastric bypass)?

Question by the bell jar: Chronic stomach pain (Gastric bypass)?
I had gastric bypass in May of 2007. A few months later I had gallstones and had my gall bladder removed. Basically since surgery I have intense stomach pain every time I eat. It feels like someone has kicked me in the stomach. Sometimes it’s a nauseas feeling, but mostly pain. The doctors can’t find anything wrong (my surgeon checked my stomach when he took out my gall bladder). I am miserable every day. It doesn’t hurt if I eat “snacks” like crackers but if I eat (for example) 1/2 ham/cheese sandwich, it kills me. I don’t know what to do…and I was hoping someone might could help direct me.

I am 24/female. I’ve lost about 112 pounds.
I am very good with my diet. No fried food, soda, or sweets.

I eat sugar-free foods.

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Answer by matt
everyone gets stomach pains

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How dangerous is gastric bypass surgery?

Question by amydee511: How dangerous is gastric bypass surgery?
my brother just had the operation two weeks ago. He is morbidly obese. After the surgery I found an article online that said a high percentage of people who have the surgery die within a month. I wish I never read that. I’m terrified and have been keeping it to myself. He went to a very good hospital and the surgeon that did the surgery has an excellent reputation but this is not calming my fears. Can someone please give me some advice? Thank you.

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Answer by Diane Y
A lot of the statistics are based on a few years ago. In this day and age the surgeons have more education and skills and new technology that cut down all those statistics. All surgeries have risk. There is a website that might also help you and it is called
Has your brother been sick because of the surgery, is he not doing good? He has a surgeon and a support personnel give them a call to put your fears aside.

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