Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Bariatric surgery and Cirrhosis
Hi I am 40 BMI 47 and have Hep C  gen 1 and Microscopic Cirrhosis. I have been through the treatment with Rib/int but it was unsuccesful.
I have a young family and love to be active but am unable to because of my size.
Does anyone know if this is something that Doctors would look at and say no to Bariatric Surgery? Is it riskier on me than other people? I figure it would help my fatty liver and lessen my fat intake which my doctor told me I needed to do. He said I need to lose weight If I want another chance at getting the peg/rib treatment again.
My mother had the surgery and is doing well.
Does anyone have any info on this.
Thanks
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
87972_tn?1322664839
Hi Lori,

I’m certainly not a medical professional; only a patient that has HCV. However, I don’t believe having Hep C would necessarily preclude you from surgery; many of us have had various surgeries while infected with this disease. I agree with your doctor that it’s in your best interest to shed some weight prior to re-treatment; it will increase the odds of the meds working. How is your blood sugar? Adipose tissue/obesity generally increases insulin resistance; and IR has been shown to decrease the efficacy of interferon/ribavirin as well.

Check with your doctor, and see what he/she has to say about the procedure; and good luck going forward—

Bill
Comment
Cancel
87972_tn?1322664839
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
If the cirrhosis has lowered your platelets or is causing other liver related problems they will not consider surgery.  
It's really best to consult with a hepatologist first.
Good Luck
Trinity
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Bariatric surgery and Cirrhosis
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
3060903_tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
Feb 07
406584_tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on dominosarah's status
Feb 05
13100769_tn?1445372717
Blank
Jazmine6 Cleared the virus. It's a ... Comment
Feb 05
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
317787_tn?1428318779
Blank
Dee1956
DC
683231_tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
446474_tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
Hepatitis C Community Resources
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
317787_tn?1428318779
Blank
Dee1956
DC
683231_tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
446474_tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA