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November 29, 2016

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again

By Alyse Brunella

Stephanie Cortez battled weight issues for most of her life, until she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She adopted a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits. But everything changed in 2014 when Stephanie developed a bleeding stomach ulcer and was diagnosed with dumping syndrome – a condition that occurs when food moves from the stomach into the small bowl too rapidly. Stephanie decided it was time to visit Mayo Clinic, where doctors recommended she undergo a transoral outlet reduction to alleviate her symptoms. Now Stephanie is able to go out with her husband and enjoy her favorite foods without worrying about getting sick, all thanks to team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Digestive Health, Healthy Living, Uncategorized

Hi, Alyse, and Stephanie. I am a 70 year old, 5 foot 9, 350 pound male, that has been battling weight all of my life. I have been considering gastric bypass surgery for the past few years, but I am in fear of the possibilities which may occur after the surgery which may not be reversible. I appreciated seeing your post. I am very sorry that you are having this problem, or these problems. it is a problem that I have also worried about. I have put off having this surgery because of problems like this. I fear that these problems may prove to be worse than being so overweight and may be irreversable. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any ideas about this. thank you.

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