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Gastric Bypass by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 2 Comments The Adjustable Gastric Band System Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y reduces the capacity of the stomach by creating a small stomach pouch. The small space holds only one ounce of fluid. The procedure also constructs a tiny stomach outlet, which slows the sp ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass or Low Carb? by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Feb 2009 9:47pm I have a friend who has been overweight his whole adult life. He tried every diet plan out there and never lost much weight or kept it off. One year ago he had gastric bypass surgery. He lost 50 pounds and feels sick and tired all the time now. I know another man, Jimmy Moore who lost 185 pounds in two years with a low carb food plan. This ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Aug 2012 9:00am Patients who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking, according to a study released by in the Journal of the American Medical Association . Gastric bypass surgery shrinks the stomach's size and attaches it to a lower portion of the intestine. That limits food intake and the body's ability to ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Anyone? by Diana Y. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 7:59pm 1 Comment With so many celebs coming out about their gastric surgery, I thought I would share a list of guidelines they must follow. ● Eat slowly for 20 minutes or more. ● Food should be well chewed and should be consumed in small volumes. After surgery the stomach can only hold 1 - 2 ounces of food or fluid, but can expand up to 4 - 5 ... Read on »
Insights Regarding My RNY Gastric Bypass and After Care by Michele W. Patient Expert Posted Sun 21 Jul 2013 1:25pm There are some things I have learned in regards to my: pre-gastric bypass; surgery and hospital stay; and post-surgery care in a nursing facility.  I would like to share my insights: 1)      Pre-surgery:  If you are considering weight loss surgery, you need to check out the various programs that are covered through your insurance compan ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass by kimmie1980ca Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 12:00am What Is Obesity? Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase in 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk. Today 97 million Americans, more than o ... Read on »
Why You Should Avoid Excess Sugar After Gastric Bypass Surgery by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 Mar 2013 10:00pm Dr. Jeremy Korman As we are well aware, obesity is a national epidemic. Even the U.S. government recognizes it as a disease. However, despite out awareness and the ample supply of “diet” foods on the market, the number of Americans who are overweight or obese is continuing to rise. Until recently, it was believed the consumption of high a ... Read on »
Lactose Intolerance after Gastric Bypass by Pam Tremble Patient Expert Posted Sat 27 Mar 2010 6:37am It is very common after RNY surgery for people to suddenly become lactose intolerance. My sister had RNY 8 years ago - she's lactose intolerant.  My mom had RNY 6 years ago - she's lactose intolerant. So when I had my RNY 2 years ago I fully expected to also be lactose intolerant.  In fact, for the first 4 months after my surgery I was too scared ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass in not a Diet Alternative by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 19 Dec 2006 12:00am AOL does a feature on Gastric Bypass. It is not a diet alternative. It is major surgery for obese patients with medical problems. And for the record, the lap band is a poor substitute for a formal bypass at least in my opinion. Gastric bypass is also not plastic surgery. It does often create great patients for plastic surgery however ... Read on »
Gastric Bypass Study Results by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 12:00am Women have an easier time than men after gastric bypass surgery, a new study shows. In a study of nearly 38,000 laparoscopic bypass patients University of Nebraska researchers found that women were almost five times less likely to die after the surgery, according to a report presented at the annual meeting of the American Societ ... Read on »