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Question: i had gastric bypass surgery in June 2003 and Dr. Viglianco performed a successful surgery and I am still keeping the weight off, I went from 267lbs to 132lbs and very happy. January I had an episode of what felt like a gall bladder attack (i do not have one) and my abdomen was severely bloated I was vomiting several times a day, my doctor took xray and said I had an obstructed bowel, well I had a colonoscopy done and I couldnt be cleaned out enough to get results that was 3/27/15 had a CTscan in april and they said it was adhesions, and another CTscan of pelvic area and abdomen and they said it was "Post op changes to stomach due to Gastric Bypass", I am still having severe swelling, in upper abdomen and dull achy pain constantly, I do not know what to do now except contact you and see if someone can help me...I have swelling everyday, sometimes i can have diarehea and other times so constipated that it hurts to even walk...Please can someone help me, as I am so frustrated and I know if I do have an Obstructed Bowel it can be fatal, I do not want to live like this anymore, can someone give me some answers please.....
Answer: Penny    You are absolutely correct that you may have a serious obstruction waiting to happen.  Please see your original Surgeon or another qualified Bariatric Surgeon to evaluate you.  If your conditions worsens at any time you need to go to the ER immediately.
Question: My wife and I are interested in gastric bypass surgery ..she has select med (select health) she weighs 225 lbs and is 5'6" 63 years..Asmia, border diabetics foot and knee problems.. I am 66 years 300 lbs 5'8" sleepapt. Having hard time breathing even with bypap and during day while sitting. Have Medicare hospital A medical B V.A. Choice Do we qualify?
Answer: We look at a lot of different factors to determine if a patient is a candidate. From what I can see, you both would be potential candidates. 
Question: How much does a gastric bypass surgery cost?
Answer: The cost of a bypass varies greatly depending on you coverage.  The cash price is usually between $15,000 to $30,000.    Make sure to inquire what is included if you are paying out of pocket.  
Question: I have some scar tissue that has my liver adhered to my stomach lining. Is it possible to have this surgery and get around the scar tissue?
Answer: Jenny,    It really depends what surgery you had in the past to cause the scar tissue.  The chances are the you would still be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Question: I had bypass surgery 7 years ago. Can I get it done again
Answer: Debbie   There are a lot of variables when you consider a revision.  The short answer is yes.  We have an approach that we use in revision patients.  I wouldn't recommend a revision unless you were seen by a surgeon and bariatric team that considers all of the variables that go into weight regain.
Question: I've been over weight all my life. I work 40 hr a week and I just can't seem to lose weight no matter what I change or do. What can I do to lose weight?
Answer: Sheryl,    You are in the exact same situation of millions of people.  There are many ways to start your weight loss journey.  What I would recommend is find a reputable Bariatric surgery program and have them assist you on your journey.

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