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I'm not "obese" to the eye, but technically I am obese. I'm
I'm not "obese" to the eye, but technically I am obese. I'm almost 30 and I want to lose about 40-50 pounds. I'm 6'2 270ish. I'm going to try pre/probiotics very soon, but I need more ideas. What's th… read more
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Please bariatric surgeons only: I had vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery the day before yesterday. My pain immediately after surgery was at about an 8 or 9 but then I was given narcotic pain relief t… read more
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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
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After having a bariatric surgery how much weight can you
After having a bariatric surgery how much weight can you expect to loose in the first month or two?… read more
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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
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr., I understand the purpose of the liquid and soft diet
Dr. Dan, good morning. I understand the purpose of the liquid and soft diet phase is to allow full healing of the sleeve staple line. This phase is quite restricting but I am wondering why more soft f… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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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
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Dr. Dan
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Is the shrinkage of the liver as important for a sleeve
Is the shrinkage of the liver as important for a sleeve patient as it is for a bypass patient? the same? or less so? (Just curious :)… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I will be starting the two-week liquid diet next week. My
I will be starting the two-week liquid diet next week. My mother (who does not have a weight issue and is not having surgery) wants to be supportive and do the diet along with me. Since the purpose of… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The
I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The main effect of the disability is that she is now developing arthrititis in her ankles, feet etc. and she is always in pain. She walks with k… read more
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Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric
Hi, Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric sleave surgery. She is 43 years old, 63 inches tall, and guessing around 350 pounds. She has sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Is thi… read more
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Dr.: How sensitive is the liver? I understand that most
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My bmi is 29.3 and i am 37 year old woman. i have been
my bmi is 29.3 and i am 37 year old woman. i have been struggling with 15 lbs up and down but seems like i can never get rid of them once and for all. i am very athletic and play tennis 5 days a week.… read more
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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
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What can an elevated alka phoshatease sp wrong sorry on my
what can an elevated alka phoshatease sp wrong sorry on my labs mean? I have an enlarged fatty liver, non alchololic, and now my spleen is enlarged. Is this all from high fat foods and can I reverse i… read more
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I was gastric banded 4.2 years ago ... *Last year at this
I was gastric banded 4.2 years ago ... *Last year at this time I started having occasional reflux, which I never had before. Once a week or so. No vomiting. I hardly ever vomit, and when I do it's jus… read more
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Why is the only solution to weight problem is surgery, even
Why is the only solution to weight problem is surgery, even though I am not eligible? Is there no help for people who have tried everything but with no luck? I have tried every diet plan, and every ex… read more
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I have had a weight problem for most of my life. I have had
Hello, I have had a weight problem for most of my life. I have had 2 children in the past 2 years and am the heaviest I've ever been. I have a hx of losing wt for a while, then gaining. I have gone to… read more
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