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Bypass Surgery

Bypass surgery is done on the heart to improve blood flow to the heart. Blood vessels are harvested from other parts of the body, and the damaged blood vessel of the heart are bypassed. A damaged or blocked heart blood vessel increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack, etc.

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What is the reason for my father's weight loss from 55 kg to 38 kg after a heart bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My father underwent heart bypass surgery due to a heart attack and heart block three years ago. Then he suddenly got a stroke and came back to normal after medications. Now he cannot walk, feels very tired always, has dizziness, headaches, poor appetite, and dyspnea. His weight is redu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. In such cases, severe weakness can be due to recurrent infection, decreased appetite, nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin D3, Calcium, vitamin B12, and dehydration. This dehydration becomes the leadin...  Read Full »

My father developed sudden chest pain. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My father, who is 61 years old, suddenly had chest pain, excessive sweating, and vomiting, yesterday at 6 AM. Currently, he is fine, but he is still having chest pain, so the doctor gave him oxygen today. As per his doctor, he had a heart attack, and the pain will go away after some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If he had a heart attack, then it is better to shift him to a higher center with facility for cardiac care like angiography is available. He will need further management like echocardiography, angiography, and stenting if significant blockages are there. Also, me...  Read Full »

My 79-year-old father had a bypass in the past, and his present ECG shows mild changes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 79-years-old and diabetic for the past 30 years. He has had a bypass in the past and also a stroke. He is taking the following medications Mixtard Insulin 30/70 - 50 units in morning,13 units night, Glycomet GP2 one in the morning and night, Linagliptin 5 mg one in the mornin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does he have any symptoms like chest heaviness or breathlessness on exertion? Can you share the previous echocardiogram and ECG (electrocardiogram)? Both ECG and echocardiogram (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) show some abnormalities (not major...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of PAD to the rest of my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old female, who has had a 90 % blocked carotid artery and subsequent endarterectomy at the age of 42 years. A year later, I had a massive heart attack and 100 % block in my right coronary artery. I was just diagnosed with PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) last week. Additi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Statins are widely used to treat PAD. Depending on other conditions, antihypertensives and medicines to control blood sugar levels are prescribed to patients with hypertension and diabetes res...  Read Full »

My father-in-law had a severe heart attack. How to proceed?

Query: Hi doctor,Please find enclosed reports of my father-in-law. He got severe heart attack yesterday. Now he is bit stable. Need your help on how to proceed further. Should we go for angioplasty or bypass operation? What is survival chances if we go for bypass? Right now he is not listening and insistin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How much is his ejection fraction? Risk of the procedure depends on the ejection fraction. If it is fine, say more than 45 to 50 percent then the risk of life in such surgeries is 1 to 2 percent. The preferable and better option for him is bypass surgery as he is dia...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing stomach pain, gas, a sharp pain on my right side, and loss of appetite after gastric bypass surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female who underwent gastric bypass surgery 10 weeks ago. I have been experiencing various symptoms for the past two weeks, including stomach pain, excessive gas, and a sharp stabbing pain on the right side of my abdomen, which is almost in line with my belly button....  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I completely understand your concerns. The symptoms you are experiencing after your gastric bypass surgery are quite common, and they can be effectively managed with antacid medications. There is no need to worry. To ease your symptom...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure and cholesterol. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Three years ago, I had a heart stroke, after which I quit smoking and gained weight very fast. I want to lose weight fast. Will it be safe if I opt for a gastrointestinal bypass? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I have reviewed the mentioned details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is only 21.66 kg/m2. Your current weight is absolutely fine, and there is no need f...  Read Full »

Should my dad opt for bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 62 year old male. He complained of pain in the chest and became unconscious following sweating. We have been advised to do bypass surgery to cure the disease. My father has never had any heart issue so far and now it is a shock to us. Last year too, he had some chest pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I got an idea from the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that the patient is having severe blockages in coronary arteries. These blockages were gradually progressed over years to the present state. The patient if diabetic may not get any signif...  Read Full »

My mother has pain in the sutured area after surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother's bypass surgery was done two years back, but she is still experiencing pain in the areas where stitches were applied. Sometimes the stitched area gets swollen, which is tremendously painful. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that your mother is still experiencing pain and swelling in the area where stitches were applied after her bypass surgery. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for patients to experience discomfort in the area where stitches were applied after surgery. S...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing unusual sensations and allergies after bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a heart patient, and I underwent bypass surgery ten years ago. After the surgery, I worked in manufacturing industry that needs cleaning products such as soap powder, hand wash, and dish wash. Recently, I have developed an allergy. I feel like something is sticking to my whole bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, these symptoms indicate an allergic reaction, particularly if you experience intense nasal irritation. To address this unusual sensation, I suggest consulting an endocrinologist or a physician in person...  Read Full »

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