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i had gastric bypass surgury in 2000,for some reason my top stomach seems very extended and i cant lose any weight there is this something i should get checked?
I had the sleeve about two months ago, now I continually vomit every morning just saliva or foam and my mouth seems to build this foam constanly everyday in my mouth, where as I have to spit constantly, and I just feel nausea daily. Really need some help here. What should I do? Thanks, Darella
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.....
I was 27 years old; weighing nearly 350 lbs..Something was very wrong with this picture. Everything in my life was great with the exception of not being on the inside what my outward appearance represented and never being able to get physically healthy. I began realizing that my career, my emotional well-being and ultimately my life would go nowhere if I didn’t find a way to lose weight and be able to maintain the loss long-term. My senior year of high school I weighed 312 lbs. I was always very involved in many school and community activities never realizing the true reality of my weight until I was in college where attempts at dieting never seemed to “stick”. Soon after getting married I joined Weight Watchers for the first of many attempts. At one point during a ten year span of attempts at dieting I somehow lost 70lbs, but weighing 280 lbs was nowhere near where I needed to be. Before long the weight was back on and I started to pursue weight loss surgery quietly as I knew that my wife and family would be skeptical at best to hear of my interest. I knew deep down inside that if I had this “tool” that resulted from the bypass surgery I could have the success I longed for. After learning that Summa Health System was beginning a new program my research and interest grew. By January of 2005 I was ready to bring my wife deeper into the fold and encouraged her to attend an informational meeting with me to learn more. As we left the meeting she made it very clear that there was no other option and we would pursue the surgery full speed ahead. I was surprised at first, but knew that the facts and statistics spoke for themselves. At that moment I think we both realized that in order for our life to be long and fruitful that the surgery was the right answer for us. My initial consultation was in February 2005 and after a few minor hurdles and scheduling the surgery took place on July 5, 2005. The time has flown since the surgery and I can’t begin to explain how amazing the time has been. I feel great and have such a different perspective on life. I have a two year old son that gets to enjoy his dad to the fullest extent and I get to enjoy him without the worry of tiring too quickly or not being able to catch him as he runs as fast as his little feet will take him. Everything just seems right, and knowing that I’m finally in control makes any second guessing or skepticism about the operation seem irrelevant. I always tell people that the surgery isn’t for everyone, but there are plenty of resources and information to help the decision become an easy one.View More
Summa's program is unique in tha Akron area, in that it is comprehensive in every sense of the word. Experts in weight loss surgery on a national level have recognized that patients have the best outcomes when they have their surgery within a program which provides them with a high level of surgical expertise, and with extensive, comprehensive, and multidiciplinary supports. Our program does that to the fullest extent!
Both of our minimally invasive surgeons are fellowship trained, which means they completed a full year of specialized training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery before coming to Summa. Depending on the size of their program, fellowship-trained surgeons generally complete between 100 and 200 procedures during their fellowship. This means that they are coming to you with a LOT of experience, and that means you will have a safer surgical experience!
Our comprehensive program includes the following team at the Bariatric Care Center:
* Full time RN Bariatric Case Manager - clinical expert in pre-and post-operative care of the patient undergoing weight loss surgery; coordinates care for both inpatients and outpatients; available to answer questions about all aspects of care provided by the Bariatric Care Center.
* Full time Licensed and Registered Bariatric Dietitian - clinical expert in pre- and post-operative nutritional needs of the patient undergoing weight loss surgery; ccordinates inpatient and outpatient nutritional care for patients of the Bariatric Care Center; leads surgical support groups; available to answer questions about all aspects of nutrition for weight loss surgery patients at Summa.
* Full time Financial Counselor - expert in financial aspects of weight loss surgery; counsels all patients regarding their insurance benefits; coordinates the request for pre-certification for weight loss surgery; works with patients who do not have a weight loss surgery insurance benefit if they wish to pursue the private contract rate option.
* Full time Medical Assistant/Scheduler - provides medical assistant services to all patients of the Bariatric Care Center; faciliates FMLA and return-to-work paperwork; Coordinates pre-operative scheduling for each patient.
* Full time Medical Office Associate - provides support services throughout the Bariatric Care Center
* Full time Administrative Secretary - meets and greets all patients at the front desk; takes new patient phone calls; assists patients with getting to the right team member for questions; maintains all patient charts; provides a wealth of knowledge in answering all sorts of questions on a daily basis!
* Full time Bariatric Program Director - oversees all aspects of Summa's bariatric program; is dedicated to insuring every patient is treated with the respect and compassion that they deserve!
- Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss)
- Weight Loss Specialists
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Internship: SummaHealth System/Akron City Hospital
Residency: Summa Health System/Akron City Hospital
Fellowship: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
· Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Faculty:
· Assistant Staff, Department of Surgery,
· Medical Director, Bariatric Care Center, Summa Health System, 2004 - current
· Clinical Physician, Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgical Services, Summa Health System, 2004 - current
Summa does not offer a financing program for the program's out-of-pocket expenses. However, all patients meet with our full-time financial counselor at their intial visit. During that meeting, the details of the patient's individual insurance plan is reviewed, and all out-of-pocket expenses are discussed.
For patients whose insurance does not offer a weight loss surgery benefit, information is available regarding our private contract rates for the gastric bypass and the gastric band.
We have had many patients come to the program initially thinking they would not be able to manage the out-of pocket expenses, who were very pleased to find out that they could. We encourage you to come in to meet with us, and to take the time to discuss your situation with our financial counselor. We try to come up with creative suggestions and possibilities which may help you manage the expenses not covered by your insurance.