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I received my pre-op diet instructions yesterday (starts
I received my pre-op diet instructions yesterday (starts tomorrow). I knew this was coming and have every intention on following it, but I'm curious: what's important about the "liquid" part in terms … read more
Michael Salama
Michael Salama
MD
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I'm sampling protein powders now for the pre-op diet in a
Hello--I'm sampling protein powders now for the pre-op diet in a few weeks and using 1-2/day for meal replacement already as my metabolism is slower than molasses running uphill in January (I still ne… read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
12,922 satisfied customers
I was sleeved on 2.15.16. At my initial consult I told the
I was sleeved on 2.15.16. At my initial consult I told the surgeon I was concerned about my GERD worsening after having VSG. He told me if that was the case, it could be controlled with medication. At… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
22,744 satisfied customers
I am 14 months out from gastric sleeve surgery. I am also 14
I am 14 months out from gastric sleeve surgery. I am also 14 weeks pregnant. My ferritin level is 7, iron saturation is 8%, thick is 384 and iron is 32. I have a b12 decency which I take monthly shots… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
22,744 satisfied customers
I'm just wondering if it is normal to have anxiety post op.
Hi Dr. Dan. :) I'm just wondering if it is normal to have anxiety post op. I suffer from general anxiety disorder and have been having a lot of episodes since surgery. I think it is coming from just n… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I think I made a mistake on my post op diet. Once I was
Hi Dr. Dan. I think I made a mistake on my post op diet. Once I was cleared to add milk to my diet I thought I was Ok to add blend cream soups. So I had a small amount of Broccoli cheddar soup. After … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I am 2 months post op for pituitary adenoma (cushing's). 2
I am 2 months post op for pituitary adenoma (cushing's) . 2 weeks after my op I had a gall bladder infection and found that my gall bladder was only functioning at 24%. It was recommended to have it r… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I forgot to ask a few things in my last question. 1. Does
Hello again. I forgot to ask a few things in my last question. 1. Does having nonalcoholic fatty liver/slightly bigger liver make the surgery for difficult? 2. How soon after the procedure do most ser… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
Dr.: welcome home! Does it ever happen that the body is not
Dr. Dan: welcome home! Does it ever happen that the body is not getting enough calories, goes into famine survival mode thereby stalling weight loss? I am three weeks post op and have lost only five p… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
Dr.: I understand the time difference and your duties, so
Dr. Dan: I understand the time difference and your duties, so any delay in answering is not a problem at all. Another question -- I am having physical therapy fo some back pain (disc bulge, likely) wh… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
Doesn't the liver shrink sufficiently after one week of
Doesn't the liver shrink sufficiently after one week of liquids? Or is it a slow process, making two weeks of liquids necessary?… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I had a gastric sleeve 10 months ago and lost 75 lbs. I am
I had a gastric sleeve 10 months ago and lost 75 lbs. I am 40 yrs old, 5 ft tall and currently weigh 105 lbs. the problem is i am having trouble sex wise. no libido, no orgasm. Could this be due to th… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I had a RNY Gastric Bypass over 8 years ago. Recently, I
I had a RNY Gastric Bypass over 8 years ago. Recently, I have been under a doctor's care for Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease and Osteoarthritis in both of my knees.… read more
Dr. Pauline
Dr. Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
1,385 satisfied customers
As to my earlier question, since my insurance currently
As a follow up to my earlier question, since my insurance currently approves bariatric surgery only for weight loss, do you have any advice as to how I can get this surgery approved by insurance? From… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I'm 6 years post op, and as many patients tend to do, have
I'm 6 years post op, and as many patients tend to do, have gotten a little complacent. In 3 years, I've gained 26 lbs back. The gaining, albeit slowed, has plateaued ,and I'm motivated to get back to … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I am having gastric sleve surgery. Can I go 1 day without
I am having gastric sleve surgery. Can I go 1 day without seroquelXR 600 mgright after post op? Or if I do take these meds will it affect the new pouch? Could it cause leakage or other serious complic… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
This question regards post op lab changes in Roux-en-Y
This question regards ***** ***** lab changes in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients. I had this done at age 43 and lost 170 pounds in a little over a year, settling at a completely normal weight for he… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I had the gastric sleeve operation preformed on June 2 of
I had the gastric sleeve operation preformed on June 2 of 2010. Unfortunately, I am not comfortable, nor trusting of the staff of this physician and I have not been given a true list or instructions f… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
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