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Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Great Choice - Bakersfield, CA
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- DR. IRANI (of Bakersfield Surgical Associates) (BAKERSFIELD, CA)
I did it to gain back my health and life. I...
- 10 Oct 2011
I did it to gain back my health and life. I started out at 461 pounds. Before the surgery, I took a nutrition class (a requirement) at Kaiser Permanente which lasted 3 months. I would recommend learning and or taking a nutrition class because, once you lose the weight, you want to keep it off. It was required that I lose weight prior to surgery (this reduces risk of complications); I lost 29 pounds before the surgery.
I've had no complications or side affects. I can eat most everything, but I eat very slow and a small amount.
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Dr. Irani is a great surgeon. He not only did the Gastric Bypass, he also repaired a huge hernia I had. My surgery was an open-procedure (not lapriscopic) because he had to do a revision because I'd had the Stomach Stapeling back in 1989.