DO (Dominican Republic) Gastric Bypass

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Gastric Bypass Procedure

This surgery also called Bariatric Surgery , "baros" meaning weight from Greek. The idea behind this procedure is to create a smaller stomach so most of the food will bypass the stomach and only a small proportion will eventually end up entering your body. Smaller stomach volume will cause you to eat less because you`ll feel full earlier and fewer calories will be absorbed. The surgery also creates a bypass to some part of the small intestine, which also contributes to less absorption. This results in weight loss. This surgery usually performed on people who have body mass index above 40 or those who have serious comorbidities resulting from their weight. Sometimes the doctors also recommend this surgery for people who haven`t succeeded in losing weight with alternative methods. Some other conditions, which are considered, are: not having alcohol abuse or psychiatric disorder such as depression and you should also be between the ages of 18-65. In general most of the clinics require candidates with long term commitment to change life habits like training and diet.

This operation can be performed using several techniques, the most common one called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In a normal digestion process the food passes from the stomach to the small intestine and then to the large intestine. In the small intestine most of the nutrients are absorbed. To create a bypass the surgeon will create a small pocket in the upper portion of the stomach using a special plastic ring or staples. Then he`ll connect the "new" stomach to the middle portion of the small intestine called jejunum, that way the food will bypass the rest of the stomach and upper portion of the small intestine called duodenum.

The surgery can be performed by making a large cut on the abdomen (laparotomy) or by making few small cuts with minimally invasive technique (laparoscopy).

Common risks for this procedure include infection, peritonitis, pulmonary embolism, gallstones and nutrients deficiency such as B12, iron and calcium.

After the surgery you`ll have to stay in hospital for 4-6 days after laparotomy and 2-3 days after laparoscopy. Most of the people are able to return to their daily activities after 3-5 weeks.

You`ll need to drastically change your eating habits, you should eat small amount of food more often. This will help to minimize "dumping syndrome" which is due to food moves too quickly from the stomach to the intestine and may cause sweating, weakness and dizziness.

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Dominican Republic Get around

Options for getting around the country include bus service, 'gua-guas' (pronounced "Gwa-Gwas": small battered vans or trucks that serve as a collective taxi running fixed routes that are very cheap but can also very overloaded), domestic air flights and charter air service. There is no rail system in the country. A small company offers domestic air service (with Santo Domingo's Herrera airport as hub). Schedule well in advance, as flights fill up fast. A more expensive option is chartering an air flight. There is typically a minimum of three passengers for charter flights. Most towns and cities have regularly scheduled bus service, if not by one of the big bus companies, than by gua-gua. The bus lines are most often simple, independently run operations, usually only connecting two cities within a region (Southwest, East, North) or between one city and the capital (with stops made for any towns on the route). Because of the geography of the country, to get from one region of the country to another you have to go through the capital.

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Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Gastric Bypass?
This surgery usually performed in DO(Dominican Republic) on people who have body mass index above 40 or those who may have potential health hazards resulting from their weight. Sometimes the doctors also recommend this surgery for people who haven't succeeded in weight loss with alternative methods.
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According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, glucosamine sulphate is no better than placebo in reducing symptoms and progression of hip osteoarthritis. Researchers conducted a trial to assess whether glucosamine sulphate has an effect on the symptoms and structural progression of hip osteoarthritis during 2 years of treatment. The randomised, controlled trial involved 222 patients who met the American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria for hip osteoarthritis. Patients were randomised to receive 1500mg glucosamine sulphate or placebo once daily. Primary outcome measures were Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) pain and function subscales over 24 months and joint space narrowing after 24 months. The following results were reported: • WOMAC pain did not differ (mean difference –1.54 [95% CI, –5.43 to 2.36]), nor did WOMAC function (mean difference, –2.01 [CI, –5.38 to 1.36]). • Joint space narrowing also did not differ after 24 months (mean difference, –0.029 [CI, –0.122 to 0.064]). The authors conclude that glucosamine sulphate is not more effective than placebo in modifying the symptomatic and radiographic progression of hip osteoarthritis over 24 months of daily therapy. However, the authors also mention that their finding have limitations, as many study participants had total hip replacement during the study, and the numbers were not balanced between study groups, making interpretation of outcome measures in these patients difficult. More...

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