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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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I forgot to ask a few things in my last question. 1. Does
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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.: Surgery was a success. Getting in sufficient liquids is
Dr. Dan: Surgery was a success. Getting in sufficient liquids is the current challenge, but I keep plugging away. I have a question that is not bariatric related and wanted to ask you in particular as… read more
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Dr.. Would it be over doing it to take a prep (like for a
Good morning, Dr. Dan. Would it be over doing it to take a prep (like for a colonoscopy) the day before surgery? Just how cleaned out should patients be? I happen to have an extra prep and thought may… read more
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Why is a two-week liquid diet pre-surgery the only or the
Why is a two-week liquid diet pre-surgery the only or the best way to reduce the size of the liver? What is significant about the liquid aspect? Thanks.… read more
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Chewable or liquid vitamins are necessary post-op. What
Chewable or liquid vitamins are necessary post-op. What about capsules? Are those safe to use after surgery?… read more
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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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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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I have had bariatric surgery (laprascopically) (gastric
I have had bariatric surgery (laprascopically) (gastric bypass) two years ago. I am able to eat many different foods after the surgery and I can eat much more than in the beginning. Is it possible tha… read more
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Dr.: How sensitive is the liver? I understand that most
Dr. Dan: How sensitive is the liver? I understand that most surgeons ask that a patient go on a liquid diet prior to bariatric surgery in order to shrink the liver. Does it take two weeks for the live… 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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Is it normal/possible to have left shoulder tip pain as a
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I had bariatric surgery two months ago. I had a lap band
I had bariatric surgery two months ago. I had a lap band procedure. Only two weeks ago I received the first fill. I still am as hungry as before, and other than feeling suffocated when I eat too quick… read more
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