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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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I have diarrhea after bariatric surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old, female. I have undergone bariatric surgery five months ago. Now, I am suffering from mild jaundice (total bilirubin 1.5 mg/dl) and mild typhoid too. I have been facing non stop loose motion since last two weeks. I have seen the doctor. They have prescribed me the follow...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your bilirubin level looks fine. Not so worrisome and does not require any acute measure. Regarding the loose stools, it will take time to settle. Meanwhile, you have to be very cautious to avoid dehydration and electrolyte disturbances from loose stools. Keep yourse...  Read Full »

What is the solution for 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 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 »

Why my urine ketone levels are high after having bariatric surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I had bariatric surgery a few months back. Now, my ketone levels in the urine are high. Why so?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It is essential to consult with your healthcare provider regarding your urine ketone levels, especially considering your bariatric surgery. While a high ketone level can be associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or other medical emer...  Read Full »

Why are my pores enlarging following fat loss treatment?

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 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 the skin is an elastic living organ. Because of the loss of elasticity, the s...  Read Full »

I have chronic irritable bowel syndrome despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gas and irritable bowel syndrome for seven years. During this time, I have gained 88.18 pounds in weight. Throughout the day, I experience discomfort, pain, and stiffness in my entire body. Despite trying various medications such as Levosulpiride, Itopiride, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I need your body height, waist circumference, body weight, and gender. Additionally, please provide information about your physical activity level. Based on this information, I can assess your BMI (body metabolic index). I...  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 »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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. Vennapusa Amar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 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 »

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 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 disease, you need ...  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 »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 q...  Read Full »

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