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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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 279 lbs. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 44 lbs. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass su... Read Full »
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 levels, ... Read Full »
I am 24 years old and weigh 250 pounds. How to reduce my 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 »
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 »
I am undergoing bariatric surgery, as I weigh 103 kg, but I feel insecure and lonely. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am presently in the first year of my college. When I was studying in school three years ago, I was overweight, and I started to exercise and diet. I managed to lose 20 kg, and I was in shape. But after two years, I had dengue and did not do the proper treatment as my brother had a se... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Due to ongoing stress, you gained weight again, and this is causing you to feel bad. Due to these thoughts, you are feeling insecure. This is the reason for mild depression. Since you are in a relationship for quit... 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 »
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 ... Read Full »
Is it safe to go under anesthesia if I have bifascicular bundle block?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 60 years male. I have a BMI of 33. I have bifascicular bundle block. I take Salbutamol and Fluticasone (Relvar) puffers for asthma, which is lifelong. I have seen my GP and my cardiologist and been cleared for bariatric (gastric band) surgery next week, in order to expedite some ... Read Full »
Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna
Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Bifasicular block is commonly RBBB (right bundle branch block) with left or right axis deviation. I need to explain to you that patients with this block are safe to undergo anesthesia. I would have been happy if an ECG was attached. If LBBB (left bundle branch blo... 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. Ambalathu Veettil 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 not m... 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 re... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »