Bariatric Surgery Review Quiz

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True or False Quiz
1. Besides the different types of obesity surgery, there are other forms of weight loss programs, such as prescription medications, diet and exercise and medically supervised diets that can help a person lose weight.
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2. Diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain and similar ailments are guaranteed to get better after obesity surgery.
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3. Staple or suture lines may leak, resulting in infection or loss of communication between the stomach and the skin.
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4. Behavior modification is an important part of obesity surgery and will enhance the success of weight loss.
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5. Reoperation is sometimes necessary due to bleeding, hernias, ulceration, bursting of stitches or staples, leakage, blockage of the intestines or stomach, or other causes.
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6. This operation for obesity will commit the patient to periodic physician follow-up visits for the rest of their life.
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7. Weight loss is guaranteed after obesity surgery.
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8. After gastric bypass, sugars may cause dumping syndrome. Symptoms include bloating, cramps, lightheadedness, fast heart rate, sweating and sometimes hypotension. It is recommended that sodas, candy, sweet fruit, milkshakes and sweetened cereals be avoided after this type of surgery.
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9. After obesity surgery, the patient is committed to taking vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as having periodic nutritional assessments/studies made for life. This may include periodic vitamin injections.
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10. In the United States, approximately 1 in 500 patients who have gastric bypass die from surgical complications.
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11. Regular exercise is not recommended after obesity surgery and does not affect the amount of weight that one ends up losing.
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12. Weight loss through obesity surgery involves exercise, changes in the types of food consumed and liquids taken in, the number of meals eaten and how thoroughly the food is chewed.
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13. Monthly group support meetings are a crucial part to the success of obesity surgery.
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14. Patients never feel nauseated or vomit after obesity surgery.
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15. Patients can feel quite miserable for the first 24 hours after surgery.
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16. Changes in bowel habits may occur and could include diarrhea, constipation, gas and/or foul-smelling stool.
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17. One cannot gain the weight back after obesity surgery.
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18. Obesity surgery is an easy operation and not a very risky one.
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19. Complications are always infrequent and minor after obesity surgery, so it is important not to bother the doctor after hours.
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20. In order to have obesity surgery, one must be a non-smoker and be committed to avoiding alcohol for at least one year after surgery.
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