Gastric Bypass Module test

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Test your knowledge of Gastric bypass

Gastric Bypass surgery has been shown to be the most affective surgical treatment for Type II diabetes at 90% improvement or resolution.


After Gastric Bypass surgery, the patient must be committed to life long vitamins and mineral supplements. Blood work is required every 3 months for the first year and then every 6 months.


The only change that occurs with the Gastric Bypass surgery that helps with weight loss is the creation of a smaller stomach.


The dumping syndrome is a physical response causing abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, flushing, sweating, rapid heart rate, lightheadedness and / or diarrhea. The dumping syndrome is not caused by eating simple carbohydrates.


The advantage to laparoscopic surgery is a decrease in pain, decreased wound complications, decreased stay in the hospital and an overall quicker return to normal activities.


Smoking after Gastric Bypass surgery is absolutely not permitted; it can cause marginal ulcers.


The Gastric Bypass surgery operation is less than 90 minutes using a laparoscopic approach and patients are discharged from the hospital within 48 hours


The majority of weight loss occurs during the fist 3 years after Gastric Bypass surgery.


The average excess weight loss at 1 year is 70% and at 5 years it is 90% of a person’s excess weight.


Re-operation maybe necessary when serious complications occur due to strictures, roux limb stasis, staple line leak, bleeding, hernias, ulceration, blockage of the intestines, or other causes.