Chatting With Dr. Ortiz: Episode #7

What’s discussed in this episode with Dr. Elias Ortiz

  • Are carbonated drinks bad or not? (2:00)
  • What’s the importance of quitting smoking before surgery (3:05)
  • When is your next vacation so patients can plan around that? (4:26)
  • Who’s going to do my follow-up care? Do I need it? (6:10)
  • For patients who are getting their gall bladder removed and having weight loss surgery, can I do a cleanse before the surgery? (7:16)
  • Is there something you recommend to cleanse the liver in addition to the pre-op diet? (8:30)
  • Will carbonation be painful after surgery? (9:50)
  • What are the signs of and concerns with leakage if it happens? (10:11)
  • What are the concerns with having the gastric bypass surgery? (12:06)
  • Does asthma causes additional risks with the gastric sleeve? (13:15)
  • What vitamin deficiency is common for sleeve patients? (14:36)
  • Do I need to bring my CPAP machine? (15:18)
  • How many of your gastric bypass patients have had complications? (16:21)
  • If I have diverticulitis should I get a sleeve or bypass? (17:53)

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