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Dr. Callery

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  2. I haven't been on this forum for many years so thought I'd give an update.  I had my RNY in 2002, pre-op 273+lb, 5'6", 46 yrs old.  I have never regretted my surgery.  It saved my life.  It has been a wonderful tool despite my challenges over the years.  I am a serious sugar addict and was able to regain slowly 60 lbs..  I still feel some restriction from my pouch thank God, but grazing on food / sugar throughout the day is why I gained weight.  I've had problems with anemia and vitamin deficiencies during times that I didn't consistently take my vitamins which are critical.  My diabetes went away for 14 yrs but returned with my weight regain or possibly because I was destined to eventually get diabetes anyway since I am 65 yrs old.  I am so grateful that I haven't been morbidly obese for the past 18 yrs. Surgery changed my life.

    I am now actively involved in Overeaters Anonymous online zoom meetings to help me with my addiction to sugar and abnormal relationship with food.  It has helped me immensely.  If you are struggling, consider going to OA.  Surgery helps with weight loss but doesn't cure food addiction.

  3. How can I lose weight? I had Gastric on 2010 and have gained 28 pounds. Help!

  4. Hello Dr. Callery!

    i was sleeved 5-12-17.. a few days ago.. I made the mistake to eat what I now think was a dense, heavy soup. I am now feeling like I'm walking around carriyng a Rock for a stomach. I'm afraid I might have unstitched something, i had WLS in Mexico which is why I can't just go to Drs. Office. But I don't want to overreact and end up in the Emergency for something that could just go away on its own. Any advise? Thank You!

  5. Hi Dr. I had the sleeve done one 4-25-17 and I had a hernia also fixed. But I'm having upper abd. Pain when I drink or eat anything.  It really hurts but it only stays for 7sec then goes away.  I don't understand?

  6. Hi Dr. Callery,

    you did my bypass in 2004. I weighed 257 at the time. 12 years later I have kept most of the weight off, I weigh 155. I consider myself a success!

    An endoscopy yesterday shows an ulcer at the surgery site with one or two of the staples in the ulcer(for lack of a better way to describe it.)

    i have been prescribed a protonix. What typically happens next? 

  7. I think I have co-morbidities but they are not diagnosed (PCOS, sleep apnea). My BMI is 41.5. Should I get them diagnosed so my insurance will be less likely to decline me?

  8. Good morning-

    I have my gastric bypass surgery date on 8/9 and yesterday started having sore throat and post nasal drip.  I do not have a fever.  I have been taking a generic Tylenol cold and flu and drinking 80+ ounces of water and also gargling salt water every hour.  I do not want to postpone my surgery as everything is planned.  I do not know what to do as I don't want to complicate my surgery either.  I do have 6 days left and am hoping with the things I am doing it will pass soon.  Not sure if it is allergies or a cold - its mostly sore throat and post nasal drip.  Any help would be appreciated!

  9. I have questions about gastric bypass reversal. Need answers 

  10. Hi dr. Since I saw your last post, have you still seen positive results with weight loss surgery to relieve gastroparesis..any difference between bypass and vsg?

    Thx you,


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  12. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Originally posted January 20, 2012 Updated October 28, 2012 Overview The sleeve gastrectomy is a newer weight reduction procedure that combines mechanical restriction and neurohormonal effects to help patients achieve significant weight loss. The procedure is very straightforward. Eighty-five percent of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow stomach tube or “vertical sleeve” for the passage of food. There is no rearrangement of the intestines. The vagus nerves that innervate the stomach and pyloric valve that regulates outflow of food from the stomach ar
  13. Call your surgeon. Can't give personal medical advice.

  14. The International Diabetes Federation released a position paper on the application of surgery to the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on March 28, 2011. The paper offers a comprehensive overview of the current thinking on effectiveness of surgery, cost-effectiveness, eligibility guidelines, risks, comparison of procedures, and place of bariatric procedures in the plan or algorithm for the treatment of diabetes. Please visit the International Diabetes Federation web page and download the paper. It is the current gold standard summary of the field and well worth reading carefully by any di
  15. FDA warns PPIs may deplete magnesium The FDA has issued a warning that the regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a year or longer may lead to low levels of circulating magnesium, which may increase the risk of leg spasms, arrhythmias, and seizures. The FDA noted that PPI-associated hypomagnesemia was generally reversed with magnesium supplements, but in about 25% of cases "magnesium supplementation alone did not improve low serum magnesium levels and the PPI had to be discontinued." The FDA's notice included the prescription drugs: esomeprazole magnesium (Nexium), dexlansoprazole
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