Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgeries are surgeries that help in reducing weight. These surgeries work by decreasing the appetite or by decreasing the absorbing capacity of the digestive system. They make changes in the digestive system. Intragastric balloon, sleeve gastrotomy, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch are the surgeries that are known as bariatric surgery. Excessive bleeding, bowel obstruction, gall stones, blood clots, malnutrition, etc., are the drawbacks of this surgery.

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Is bariatric surgery advisable for a coronary artery disease patient?

Query: Hi doctor,I planned to go in for bariatric surgery and was instructed to take some pre-op tests for medical clearance. It included lab work, chest X-rays, and cardiology. So, today I received my EKG test results back. What does this mean?. I immediately sent an email to my doctor, but he is yet to r...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is not a very serious matter but suggests that there can be ischemia that is decreased blood supply in one region. It can also be a normal variant in inferior leads and females. To confirm and rule out any coronary artery...  Read Full »

Can liposuction be done for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to go for liposuction to lose weight. My weight is 78 kg and height is 5'3". Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Amar Vennapusa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your calculated body mass index (BMI) is 30.4 kg/m2. Generally we perform bariatric surgery to achieve permanent weight loss for any patient whose BMI is 30 kg/m2 or above. Liposuction is not a treatment option for weight loss. It is a cosmetic procedure for body shapin...  Read Full »

How to correct skin sagging following bariatric sleeve surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have gone through bariatric sleeve surgery for three years. Now, my stomach skin is sagging. Would you please advise me what to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have gone for bariatric surgery, I want to elaborate the things for better understanding. The skin has to stretch as we move and grow. In the case of weight loss surgery, skin shrink and will have sagged since the skin is an incredibly elastic living organ. At...  Read Full »

Can bariatric surgery be repeated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and for which I am taking Thyroxine 175 mcg daily. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my current weight is 127 kg. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 20 kg. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass sur...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect identity). Your testosterone level is normal. Though on the lower side of the normal range, nothing needs to be done to increase testosterone. There are medications to increase testosterone lev...  Read Full »

What percent of peripheral neuropathy patients recover and live a normal life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and was just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. In the last five months, I lost 100 pounds from bariatric surgery, and in the third month, my food intake was very low due to esophagitis causing me not to eat. The neuropathy is just in my feet, and it is just burni...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that cooper and homocysteine are really rare causes of neuropathy. The main causes are: 1) Thyroid gland dysfunction. 2) Vitamin B12 deficiency. 3) Vitamin E deficiency. 4) Vitamin B1 deficiency. 5) Diabetes. 6) Vita...  Read Full »

After taking Ziprasidone 20 mg for schizophrenia, I gained 35 kg. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have schizophrenia. I am taking Ziprasidone 20 mg daily and I have a severe weight gain of one kilogram per week. I have tried all other neutral antipsychotics to help me and I gained weight even after following them. I have tried dieting and exercise with antipsychotics and I have not l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and it is really tough to deal with it. But you are doing good. You are stable on the medication Ziprasidone and you have tried all the medications and other options to have weight loss in the past. I am sorry to say that there is no opti...  Read Full »

Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get endoscopic bariatric surgery for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor,I am considering an endoscopic bariatric stomach surgery procedure for weight loss. It is called the accordion procedure, which has only been around for about five years. Do you think such a method done on a stomach is safe long-term? Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.  Read Full »


Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. The Accordion procedure is an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. It has been around for some time; a few case series and related data are available. It is useful in helping in weight reduction up to 17-23 % weight loss in six months with no...  Read Full »

Kindly give suggestions to reduce weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and my weight is 250 pounds. I have attached the other details. I need suggestions to reduce weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the stress you would have due to increased body weight and difficulty in losing it, after going through the attached details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 48. BMI is nothing but a derived value from the wei...  Read Full »

Why are my skin holes getting bigger after fat loss therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, After fat loss therapy, my skin holes are getting bigger. Also, I am losing my skin color now. I would like to know whether the machine is stuck to the body. What is the reason for this problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions, it seems that you had undergone bariatric surgery or vibration plate machines to dissolve the fats. In the case of weight loss surgery, the skin shrinks and sagged since skin is an elastic living organ. Because of the loss of elasticity, the skin...  Read Full »

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