What is Gastric bypass surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric surgical procedure used to treat morbid obesity. The most common procedure is called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass where a small stomach pouch is created with a stapler device.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Obesity 45 20
General health 16 8
Fibromyalgia 6 0
Diabetes type 2 2 0
Joint pain 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 4
Mild 7
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gastric bypass surgery

Side effect Patients
Iron deficiency anemia 3
Malabsorption 3
Vomiting 3
Digestive problems 2
Acid reflux 1
Body odor 1

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Duration

Currently having Gastric bypass surgery

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Gastric bypass surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 70
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 20
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1 patient evaluation for Gastric bypass surgery

Jun 15, 2001 (Started Jun 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

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