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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: University of Cincinnati Hospital
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Bad breath after the balloon is usually caused by food staying in the stomach too long and adhering to the balloon. We recommend liquids for 1-2 days... READ MORE
You probably have a slipped band and would stay on a liquid/protein shake diet until you can be seen (ASAP) by a band surgeon for evaluation. READ MORE
The gastric balloon is not covered by insurance at this time. It is an outpatient procedure so you go home the same day. Generally, patients are on... READ MORE
Ditto Dr. Nishi's comments. You can absolutely burst your pouch in the first 2 weeks from vomiting/retching. Rupturing the pouch down the road is rare. READ MORE
Generally, an EGD is possible without deflation. However, if your band is pretty tight then it may be more difficult. I usually remove some fluid for... READ MORE
At 63 in tall and 230 lbs, your BMI is 40.7. Yes, you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. Contact your local bariatric surgery center of... READ MORE
2 years post band, this week started with burning in throat, indigestion and vomiting after food? No band fill in 12 months.
I agree with Dr. Simpson. Your band is too tight and you need an unfill to relieve the obstruction. The most likely cause is a slippage of the band... READ MORE
Would the parathyroid hormone levels being high be caused by my not faithfully taking my calcium after surgery?
If you had gastric bypass, then you cant absorb calcium well from the foods you eat. Calcium from your diet is mainly absorbed in the portion of the... READ MORE
I had a gastric bypass 10 years ago. I take lots of pain pills and I have gain 24 pounds, How can I lose weight?
I would recommend getting back in to see your surgeon, as well as accessing his aftercare program. Once you get back on track, i think you will be... READ MORE
I have found the most success with Phentermine, however you can only obtain by prescription. READ MORE
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