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I had the vertical sleeve done in April and haven't gone
Hello, I had the vertical sleeve done in April and haven't gone thru a flu season yet. The flu is running rapid in my house today. What should I expect with this new stomach and is there anything I sh… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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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 had surgery a week past today. I have a number of
Hi, I had surgery a week past today. I have a number of questions I'd like to ask. The first one is that my weight-loss started before my band insertion, with which I was happy, but then (although loo… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I forgot to ask this question yesterday. I am still feeling
Good afternoon. :) I forgot to ask this question yesterday. I am still feeling quite tired and weak. Just very low in energy. I thought that I had been doing pretty good with getting in protein and wa… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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393 satisfied customers
Today I have been having a lot of reflux or heartburn. I've
Hi Dr. Dan. :) today I have been having a lot of reflux or heartburn. I've tried tums but it doesn't help. I take prevacid otc every day as well. It's making it very hard to get my liquids and food in… read more
Dr. Dan
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
Bariatric Physician (MD)
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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I am having gastric sleeve surgery in two weeks. I suffer
Hi dr. Dan. I am having gastric sleeve surgery in two weeks. I suffer from General Anxiety disorder and I've heard of many people being asked to go off their antidepressants and anxiety meds before th… 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 go in for surgery tomorrow (hurray!) One last
Good morning, Dr. Dan. I go in for surgery tomorrow (hurray!) One last question -- would an episode of vertigo be reason that the surgery could not go forward? I suffer from vertigo but the episodes a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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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
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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I had Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass 02/01/2008. I got down to 157
I had Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass 02/01/2008. I got down to 157 lbs. In the last year, I have re-gained 55 pounds due to slipping back in to poor eating habits. I am now eating healthy again, in the mann… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
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
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I'm 5 years post gastric bypass, and I'm still 15 pounds
I'm 5 years post gastric bypass, and I'm still 15 pounds from my goal. I have a lot of loose skin. I'm wondering if the loose skin is making up for the 15 pounds.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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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)
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393 satisfied customers
I had lapband surgery in April. I have also been fighting
I had lapband surgery in April. I have also been fighting bronchitis for a month. Now taking Avelox and Advair. Right now I have spasms in left side and feeling of weakness, nausea and get a burning f… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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