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Unread Mar 20th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Considering gastric bypass? Please read...

if u or someone u know is cosidering gastric bypass surgery (stomach stapling) please consider the extreme danger in this surgery.

on Jan. 5 2005, my aunt had gastric bypass surgery at one of the best bariatric weight-loss centers in the country. the best possible doctor, the best possible care. because of the variable reactions the body may have to the procedure, recovery is not always possible. my aunt's intestine never completely closed itself up after the stitches. she was bedridden month after month in that hospital.

22 surgeries, several infections, and 15 months later, her kidneys just couldn't take it anymore. i saw her for the last time on Tuesday, March 14. on Wednesday March 15, she died. she left behind 2 kids.

i posted this thread to make everyone aware that this surgery is not a good solution unless absolutely necessary. a person still has to change their eating and exercise habits for the surgery to be successful. if at all possible, stick to a natural weight-loss plan: dieting and exercise.

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Unread Mar 20th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Like any surgery, there are always some kind of danger and complications that can occur. Especially with gastric bypass, it's a lifetime commitment on eating habits.

Sorry to hear about your aunt. Condolences to you and her family.
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Unread Mar 20th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sad news.

Yeah, I think a lot of people see this as a sort of quick-fix for weight loss, especially with the way it's portrayed in the media with celebs like Sharon Osborne getting it done, like it's just some sort of routine surgery.

But it's a drastic measure and sounds very risky to me. I'd be determined to lose the weight through strict dieting and exercise, rather than risk the surgery. Sorry to hear of your loss.
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Unread Mar 20th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They're gonna start making it available to kids on the NHS in this country soon - that's sooooooo wrooong.
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Unread Mar 20th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Alot of the people that get this, or what ive seen, are the ones that are going to die if they dont.
It seems like a loose loose situation to me.
I mean if you keep on eating your heart will give out and if you get the surgery, this can happen.
Tough choise to make.
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Unread Apr 24th, 2006, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a relative who had this surgery done very successfully. There were indeed a few complications, but they were all over come. In this case, it was not possible for regular weightloss programs to work because of thyroid problems among other extra medical complications. The bypass can be done lacroscopicly with like 5 insisions... I think this fact has brought up the success rate a lot.

Just thought I would post a happy note... although... this thread is a year old... Sorry for your loss.
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