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What different diet stages should someone follow after he has gastric bypass?

What different diet stages should someone follow after he has gastric bypass?

Post bypass diet: Every surgeon has their own preferences. I generally progress patients from a liquid to a solid diet over a 5 week period of time. Liquids for the first 2 weeks, pureed liquids in week three, soft food in week 4, and solid food in week 5. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I had gastric bypass but didn't follow diet and am now almost back to my before weight. Help.

I had gastric bypass but didn't  follow diet and am now almost back to my before weight.  Help.

Wt gain after bypass: You need to get re-engaged with your weight loss program where you had surgery (assuming they offer a support program). Patients who attend support groups are more successful than those who do not attend. There may also be an anatomical reason why you have gained weight like an enlarged gastric pouch, an enlarged anastomosis, or both, which can be corrected with revisional surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that I can go on to shrink my gastric bypass pouch back down to the size that it was. Have lost over 200+ want to go another 50 lbs. ?

Is there a diet that I can go on to shrink my gastric bypass pouch back down to the size that it was. Have lost over 200+ want to go another 50 lbs.  ?

Probably not: Diet alone will not shrink the pouch. However, limiting your portion sizes should help. Be sure you are limiting high fat foods and carbohydrates. Most people eat too much of these. If you limit them you should lose weight. Also, are you exercising? If you walk daily it should help with weight loss. Be sure to talk with your doctor about a good goal weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?

The 5 bite diet is supposed to get results like from a gastric bypass without the actual surgery.. Any opinions to that extent?

Yes eat less: What gastric by pass do ? It will not allow you to eat , as the stomach is tiny, same thing with dr alain lewis 5 bite diet , consuming only five bites of food , no break fast , low carbohydrates, no sugary drinks no transfats , surly will loose weight if you follow. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat pickles while on a gastric bypass 2week pre op diet since it has no cals, carbs fats or surgar?

Ask your surgeon: It is probably ok to eat pickles 2 weeks prior to your bypass. However, every surgeon has their own protocol and sometimes can be very particular about it. It is better to ask your surgeon and be safe rather than risk having your surgery postponed because you were craving a pickle. ...Read more

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..five bite diet.. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

..five bite diet.. I can't afford the gastric bypass surgery thought I'd try this and guess what I've lost over 75lbs! I feel great! But is this safe?

Weight loss : You may have lost weight on this diet and it may have worked for you ! I don't think it is healthy , because you are missing out on nutrients , because you are eating such low volume of food . Unless you are taking some high powered organic , food supplements , I believe , long term side effects would be hair loss , brittle nails , saggy skin . Rethink this concept . See a dietician and a doctor ...Read more

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What diet should be followed by gastric bypass surgery patients?

Diet: High protein, small meals, with vitamins like b12 and other multivitamins. ...Read more

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I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass ?

I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass ?

Stay on meds!: I know u asked about surg, but meds first. Anger issues: i can see why your doc would want you to stay on your meds. However, none of the meds listed are antipsychotics, so I am confused. Phentermine, while for wt loss, can make anger worse. See if doc will try metformin instead. And instead of the clonazepam, what was your antipsychotic?Is there a less fatty one? Or it with metformin? Be well. ...Read more

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Is the mini gastric bypass (no surgery) from roca labs usa any good? I have dieted, exercised, and starved myself i need to lose weight and this seems like it would help.

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I am unable to provide you with an answer. This question is best handled by a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, rather than by a vascular surgeon. The word "bypass" is usually associated with vascular, and so that is why your question was directed towards me. ...Read more

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I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now i am on the puree diet and since then i have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

See your surgeon: you need to see your surgeon to make sure that there is no leak that will irritate the diaphragm and cause all this symptoms. ...Read more

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If it's true that patient stops losing weight after one year of gastric bypass surgery, can she still lose weight with diet and simple sports?

If it's true that patient stops losing weight after one year of gastric bypass surgery, can she still lose weight with diet and simple sports?

Yes: Diet and exercise are the mainstay for weight loss. As long as the balance of calories in vs calories out is negative, then there will be weight loss. A gastric bypass surgery is only a tool to jumpstart a weight loss program. Any tool can be beaten. Continue for a lifetime with prudent, low-carb diet and daily exercise for ongoing weight loss and weight maintenance. ...Read more

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Why is the mini gastric bypass?

Why is the mini gastric bypass?

Mini gastric bypass: The mini gastric bypass is not endorsed by any asmbs or any of the top academic bariatric surgery programs in the country. It is safe, but it is basically a billroth 2 operation which can cause bile reflux. The fix for that problem is a roux-en-y gastric bypass meaning that for 50 years we have known that a roux-en-y is better than a billroth 2. The b2 is just easier for the surgeon to do. ...Read more

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How safe is gastric bypass now?

Key word: I would like to emphasize the importance of seeking coe listed surgeon. There are plenty of surgeons that offer services and have *much* worse outcomes. Dr st laurent is in my area and has an excellent reputation. ...Read more

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How expensive is gastric bypass?

How expensive is gastric bypass?

1 st do you need one: then you have to be in program , will motivate you loose weight , assess your general status before accepting into program . Go and see one close to you , if you are a candidate they will tell you how much it costs work out a plan for the payment . ...Read more

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Who should get a gastric bypass?

Who should get a gastric bypass?

Typically surgery is: recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you agree with gastric bypass ?

Do you agree with gastric bypass ?

Absolutely: Bariatric surgery represents the single most effective therapy of losing weight and potentially resolving medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol etc… surgery should not be taken lightly. It is work, but worth the effort. Find a reputable surgeon with a good dietitian and after-care program willing to follow you and help you be successful for life. ...Read more

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Could I reverse my gastric bypass?

Could I reverse my gastric bypass?

Yes you can: The standard bypass does not remove any parts, so re-connecting the stomach pouch to the remnant stomach and removing the roux small bowel limb are possible. Reversal is rarely done since most problems causing patients to consider reversal can be treated with other means. The procedure has higher risk than the first operation since the surgeon is working with altered anatomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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