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  • Answer: Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. Bypassing part of the intestine reduces how much food and nutrients are absorbed. This leads to weight loss.
  • Answer: Anybody above 18 who are obese can undergo gastric bypass, but those below 18 needs a parents permission.
  • Answer: Mini gastric bypass surgery is less invasive than traditional gastric bypass surgery. By using a laparoscope, the surgeon does not have to make any large incisions in the abdomen thus lowering the risk of large surgical scars or hernia. The procedure also differs from other gastric bypass procedures in significant ways.As opposed to the popular Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, which staples the stomach to create a small pouch after which a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is then attached to allow food to bypass the lower stomach and first part of the small intestine, the mini gastric bypass is a newer and somewhat simpler procedure. The stomach is similarly stapled but instead of a small pouch, it is formed into a narrow tube, which is then attached directly to the small intestine about six feet from its starting point, thus also bypassing the initial highly absorptive section.The benefits of Mini gastric bypass surgery are a shorter, less invasive operation and quicker recovery time. Like traditional gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery is only for the morbidly obese who have not been able to lose and maintain weight loss after significant efforts at lifestyle change in the form of diet and exercise.
  • Answer: Gastric Bypass costs 35k in the USA about 12.5k in Costa Rica and as low as 10k in Mexico. You should look into saving a TON of money and receiving much better care by traveling to mexico. I found a deal with MedPath Group for 10,000 dollars that included airfare, hotel, surgery, and aftercare program when you return home. You should look into it hopefully they can help you.
  • Answer: Gastric bypass diet is a set of modified meal plans intended for gastric bypass patients.
  • Answer: Gastric Bypass costs 35k in the USA about 12.5k in Costa Rica and as low as 10k in Mexico. You should look into saving a TON of money and receiving much better care by traveling to mexico. I found a deal with MedPath Group for 10,000 dollars that included airfare, hotel, surgery, and aftercare program when you return home. You should look into it hopefully they can help you.

  • Answer: Check out Obesityhelp.com for reviews of surgeons all over the world including New York. I do not know who the best doctor is. But the average price for the surgery there is around 29,000 USD and can get as high as 45,000 USD. I have seen many people going to Mexico for this procedure it seems pretty popular these days. Can get the procedure for 10,000 including airfare, hotel, and aftercare program when you return to NY. Check it out. But definitely check out the Obesityhelp website they have reviews of almost every doctor in the field.
  • Answer: If it is needed no it is not a bad thing. It is a lifestyle change that any person considering must realize. It is not a quick fix. It will be some hard work ahead. But it will be worth it down the line. Be prepared for the financial costs as well it averages 35-40k in the USA. However you can receive better care at a more affordable price by venturing to Mexico. Last year over 200,000 Americans traveled to Mexico for weight loss procedures.
  • Answer: The best gastric bypassdoctors in Mexico:
    Dr. JuanArellano Mexico Bariatric Team, Mexicali,MexicoDr. Juan Arellano is ahighly-skilled Bariatric Surgeon and a leader in the field oflaparoscopic bariatric surgery. As an experienced weight losssurgeon, Dr. Arellano has successfully performed thousands ofbariatric procedures and has participated in countless bariatricweight loss surgeries throughout his 15 year career. Dr. Arellanospecializes in the most cutting-edge types of bariatric surgeryincluding: Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, GastricImbrication, Gastric Balloon, Duodenal Switch, Ileal Transpositionand Revision Surgery.
    Dr. GabrielRosales Obesity Free, Monterrey, NuevoLeon, Piedras Negras, MexicoDr. Gabriel Rosales and his team arehighly skilled surgeons, board certified and in continuoustraining. Dr. Rosales is in constant pursue of learning the latestinnovations in minimal invasive surgery in order to offer hispatients the best care possible. He specializes in generallaparoscopic surgery. Even though his training was an all-aroundtraining in general surgery, he has dedicated to perform thespecific laparoscopic procedures in order to achieve the bestresults.
    Dr.Gustavo Yanez Dr. Gustavo Yanez - Obesity Surgeon,Tijuana, MexicoDr. Gustavo Yañez is ahighly-respected certified surgeon that takes pride in offeringexceptional service to his obesity and cosmetic surgery patients.Dr. Yañez performs state-of-the-art surgeries with the mostadvanced techniques and high quality standards in medicine. In his18 years of surgical experience, Dr. Yañez has performed surgeriesand rotated in the best hospitals in the United States and Mexico,such as the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills andAngeles Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.
    Dr. JorgeMaytorena Dr. Jorge Maytorena | DiabesitySurgery, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoDr. Maytorena is a Graduate from theUABC Faculty Medicine at Mexicali, Baja California Mexico. He is aGeneral, Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Trauma Surgeon, whospecializes in: Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass,Mini-Gastric Bypass, Gastric Plication and Revision Surgeries toConversion.

    Dr. MarcoSariñana Mexicali Obesity Solutions |Bariatric Surgery, Mexicali, MexicoDr. Marco Sariñana, a bilingual(Spanish, English), board-certified general surgeon, is proud tohelp international and Mexicali bariatric surgery patients. Hegraduated from the Mexicali Faculty of Medicine in 2000, afterwhich he did his 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th years of specializationin General Surgery at the Hospital General de Zacatecas.

  • Answer: The laparoscopic RNY results in smaller scars, and usually only three to four small incisions are made. The average time required to complete the laparoscopic RNY gastric bypass is approximately two hours.
  • Answer: A gastric bypass consists of two main changes. One is to cut downthe stomach so that it can only hold about an ounce of food. Theother change is to bypass a portion of the small intestine so thatless food is absorbed. Typically anywhere from 8 to 14 inches ofintestine is bypassed in this procedure.
  • Answer: Yes! I had mine December 14, 2010 after 10 years of trying to get my various private insurance companies to pay for it. The authorization took only 8 days! It is a challenge to find a surgeon currently taking new medicaid patients, but I know of one in Parker, CO that is AWESOME and taking new medicaid patients.
  • Answer: if you are meaning pumping breastmilk out to increase lactation, no. not in the longrun anyhow. they will eventually have to dry up.

What are the qualifications to be able to have gastric bypass surgery?

  • The qualifications that have to be met is the ages have to be 18 - 65 with a BMI of over 40 or have the following conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, or infertility, however if your doctor has documented in medical record that you have tried several times to lose weight that will also work for qualification eligibility. Normally health insurance companies do not cover these elective procedures but if you need some assistance in locating a limited benefit plan that will reprice the procedure and pay a portion of it there are companies available to help.

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  • Answer: The qualifications that have to be met is the ages have to be 18 - 65 with a BMI of over 40 or have the following conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, or infertility, however if your doctor has documented in medical record that you have tried several times to lose weight that will also work for qualification eligibility. Normally health insurance companies do not cover these elective procedures but if you need some assistance in locating a limited benefit plan that will reprice the procedure and pay a portion of it there are companies available to help.
  • Answer: Gastric Bypass can be reversed but technically it is a very demanding surgery and only very senior and experienced surgeons can do it.
  • Answer: Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size, which reduces the amount of food you eat and thus the calories consumed. Bypassing part of the intestine also results in fewer calories being absorbed, which also leads to weight loss.

    The most common gastric bypass surgery is a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY).

    In normal digestion, food passes through the stomach and enters the small intestine, where most of the nutrients and calories are absorbed. It then passes into the large intestine (colon), and the remaining waste is eventually excreted.In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum). This procedure can be done by making a large incision in the abdomen (an open procedure) or by making a small incision and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery (laparoscopic approach).

    The average cost for the gastric bypass procedure ranges from $18,000 to $35,000 if your insurance does not cover it. However you should think of having this surgery abroad it is much cheaper in reputable hospitals in Mexico, Costa Rica and elsewhere.
  • Answer: ask your doctor
  • Answer: Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that involves incisions as it make the stomach size smaller. Sometimes, a re-routing of the small intestine is also involve.
  • Answer: In the UK gastric bypass surgery can be obtained privately for around £ 10,000. This would include aftercare from the Surgeon too
  • Answer: Yes, while there is a much greater chance of miscarriage as well as the baby developing gastrointestinal diabetes which can lead to insulin resistance later in life. Speak to a doctor before taking such a step because you will have to be very careful with diet and health for you and baby.
  • Answer: there is a slim chance of dying during the procedure. but there are usually improvments in blood pressure, weight loss, type 2 diabeties, lung fuction, and even soem cancers.
  • Answer: I TOO HAVE HAD A GASTRIC BYPASS 5 YEARS AGO AND I ALSO SUFFER WITH RESTLESS LEGS NOW.
  • Answer: it depends on the state you are living in California medi-cal says no but if you join health net they cover it with your doctors recommendations
  • Answer: Lower extremity bypass surgery due to a block artery in the leg(s)
  • Answer: According to Bible, there is no list of "sin - not sin" type. Sin is omission of target.
    You must see everything in context.
  • Answer: Gastric Bypass surgery is very expensive in the USA and Canada. The average self pay price is over $35,000. Most insurance companies do not cover this surgery because it was once considered cosmetic. However we now know this is not a cosmetic procedure but insurance companies do not want to pay the big price tag. I have found an amazing deal in Mexico which is becoming more and more popular. The price was $10,000 and it included airfare, hotel, surgery in a world class hospital, and an aftercare program when you return home. So you should consider having it abroad if your insurance wont cover it at home.