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I am a female 54 yr old who had vertical sleeve April 8th of
I am a female 54 yr old who had vertical sleeve April 8th of this year. I was 50# ***** and did not meet the BMI requirements BUT my high BP got me approved with my ins. I had the surgery, they took m… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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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
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Dr. Dan
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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
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Dr. Dan
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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
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Dr.. :) I was sleeved on the 31st and so far (praise God) I
Hi again Dr. Dan. :) I was sleeved on the 31st and so far (praise God) I am feeling well. :) My only question: is it normal to have a lump in my throat after anthesthia? Not a lump in throat feeling b… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have an odd question regarding VSG. I am a self pay
Hi dr. Dan. :) I have an odd question regarding VSG. I am a self pay patient having surgery in Mexico. After a lot of research I found an excellent surgeon who is a fellow of FACS. my question is: is … read more
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Dr. Dan
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Dr. Dan
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Sharp stabbing pain, right side near bottom or rib cage.
sharp stabbing pain, right side near bottom or rib cage. Sharper pain when I sneeze or yawn or even take deep breaths.… read more
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Dr. Dan
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393 satisfied customers
How do they access the "hose" that is just under my skin on
How do they access the "hose" that is just under my skin on the stomach after the surgery to re-inflate the band 4-6 week post surgery? Are there stitches? Is the "hose" visible" at all times? I feel … read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
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393 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
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Dr. Dan
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I had rny gastric bypass surgery in november 2004. In April
I had rny gastric bypass surgery in november 2004. In April of 2005, I got pregnant. In the 5 months post-op and pre-pregnancy, I lost 113lbs. My weight loss paused during my pregnancy. I've been goin… read more
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Dr. Dan
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393 satisfied customers
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am 40 yrs old female have border line diabetis, HBP, Severe Sleep apnea, hypo thyroid. im 210 pounds and my height 5'1". … read more
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Dr. Dan
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I am an overweight person who has been looking at the idea
Hello, I am an overweight person who has been looking at the idea of gastric bypass or gastric banding for a little while now. I am leaning towards banding being the best alternative, although I under… read more
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Dr. Dan
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