I had Gastric By-pass surgery in 1992 by a surgeon that should never have been given a license to practice. Luckily he retired 6 weeks later and I was put in to the care of a wonderful Dr. that helped me recover. I was so ill I lost most of my hair, had infections in the incisions, in and out, and now have to take gobs of meds the rest of my life because of his screwed up mess he did on me. Make sure you check out your surgeon thoroughly and get 2nd opinions before going this route. Much improvement has been made over the years with this type of surgery I am happy to say. My daughter underwent it and had a competent Doctor that did a very nice job. I am happy to say that I am at my goal weight now but it has been a long haul. I started out at 284 and am now at 137,but I just recently was diagnosed a full blown diabetic, where as I was borderline for all those years. Sometimes this surgery is referred as the Y.
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