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Posted by julie on September 29, 2000 at 22:41:19:

In Reply to: Re: Gastro Bypass Surgery posted by Charles Bonakdar on February 07, 2000 at 14:10:25:

: : : : My sister is planning to have a Gastro Bypass at UC Irvine-CA, due to a Hernia problem and her being way overweight. We are trying to find out more about the long term side effects and the psychosomatic aspect of it. How does this affects one's daily life. Thanks for all your inputs.

: : : I am considering Gastro Bypass Surgery. Does anybody have any info on it? Pros / Cons.

: : I had this surg. On 12/13/99 in NYC Cornell Hospital. as of this typing Jan 9, 2000 I have dropped 35 pounds. Anyone who has had this surg or is considering you may e-mail me. There is pros and cons

:) ten years ago i had sugery to remove my entire large intestine. i had my small intestine brought down to replace my colon... (i have had colotis for 20 yrs prior) i have never felt better!!! but in the past 10 yrs following surgery i have gained 80 pounds. today (9/29) on a annual follow up visit my doc suggested gastro by-pass surgery. i can not tolerate "diet" foods with the pouch i have and he said this is the answer. i have why to many questions! can you help... down time? how long be4 your back to work - back to normal? any comments pro or con i would appreciate.


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