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A 20-year-old female asked about a 49-year-old female:

Can gastric bypass surgery be reversible after meeting the appropriate weight to prevent malnutrition?or it's enough to have one pill include all vit?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
It is challenging : but possible; you might gain all your weight back so stick ti nutritional supplements
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Reversing the: Surgery can have complications and if successful will result in possibly regaining all the lost weight. Supplements and following up with your Bariatrician will be good
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Surgery ALWAYS has complications (only varies what they are), is expensive & neither gastric bypass surgery or pills EVER solve the fundamental reasons for storing excess body fat in the first place. Many who choose GBS, over time, become obese again & develop many additional problems (becoming more unhealthy), despite no reversal. Suggest study my answer for some of the reasons why this happens.
Sep 9, 2017
Last updated Nov 17, 2020


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