My daugheter is being scheduled for bariatric surgery where the front part of the lower intestine is bypassed . How will this effect her absorbsion of tegretol? Has anyone had this surgery and not had seizures come back?
I think you need to tall to your surgeon some more about what bariatric surgery is, what is cut on, if it's classic surgery where a small pouch for a stomach is formed from her stomach and some small intestine is removed, then sewn back together to the remaining small bowel or if it is a banding procedure. I have never heard of removing part of the large bowel as being part of anything except a large bowel resection for a number of surgical problems. My father was a surgeon and I watched a lot. Please talk to your surgeon and take notes.
Also, most absorption of meds and just about anything else is absorbed by the small bowel. Depending on how much he takes and how much meds she takes makes a huge difference in the amount of drug absorbed.
Please get answers quickly. Your daughter's life may depend on it. I can't begin to give you all of the facts you need.
Tread carefully my friend,
The Sweet Hippie,
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