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Gastric bypass 4 yrs out and gaining weight and seem unable to lose it, like before the surgery. How do I get back on track?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs out and gaining weight and seem unable to lose it, like before the surgery.  How do I get back on track?

Read: Maintenance weight, while difficult to predict for an individual patient, is dependent on multiple factors, including the type of bariatric procedure performed, physiological adaptation, occurrence of life events (eg, pregnancy, menopause, smoking cessation), prescription of weight gaining medications, adherence to appropriate eating and exercise behaviors, patient age, functional status, and othe. ...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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How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, i wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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Patients with gastric bypass can they gain weight back?

Patients with gastric bypass can they gain weight back?

Yes: Regaining weight frequently happens. It used to be thought that it had to do with enlargement of the gastric pouch, but more recent studies suggest that it is related to a gradual widening of the gastrojejunal anastomosis (the joining between the stomach pouch and small intestine that is created). ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass 12 yrsago. Lost 130#. Gains about 95 back. Would weight watchers work for me. . Can't afford a revision.?

Had gastric bypass 12 yrsago. Lost 130#. Gains about 95  back.  Would weight watchers work for me. .  Can't afford a revision.?

Absolutely : Yes weight watchers, jenny craig or any of the other weight loss programs would work. It would certainly help if you worked closely with a nutritionist and a trainer at te gym. You proved to yourself already that when you had the right tool and you used it, you lost weight. You simply need to use a new tool to help yourself in the right direction. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more

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Can you revise a gastric bypass surgery if you gain the weight back?

Can you revise a gastric bypass surgery if you gain the weight back?

Likely: but you need expert advice on exactly what was done and what is possible in the current situation. ...Read more

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I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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I had a gastric bypass but gained back some of the weight. Will garcinia cambogia work for me?

I had a gastric bypass but gained back some of the weight. Will garcinia cambogia work for me?

Doubt it...: Garcinia cambogia is a plant often used in asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains hydroxycitric acid which is the active ingredient that in rats inhibits a fat producing enzyme called citrate lyase that increases serotonin levels leading to significant weight loss. In human studies short-term weight loss is less impressive ; the clinical relevance is uncertain ; statistically insignificant. ...Read more

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Hi i've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and i stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Hi i've had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago  and i stopped losing weight 1 year after the surgery... I'm still not happy with my weight what to do?

Bypass surgery: To have successful variant roc surgery one must include significant life changes to include exercise, limiting calories--especially sugars and other carbohydrates. One must have a psychic change where food plays less of an emotional role. And, you must eat slowly and may i repeat, limit your calories! ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass-gained half of weight list back, but I still can't eat normally, & I seldom get hungry. Can't eat meat or much fruit. Any thoughts?

Had gastric bypass-gained half of weight list back, but I still can't eat normally, & I seldom get hungry. Can't eat meat or much fruit. Any thoughts?

Eat solids, no sips: Weight regain after bypass is usually due to eating foods that go down comfortably. There is a tendency to fall into a pattern o slider foods (soups), sipping with food, and snacks. In essence you are defeating the surgery to lose weight, you need to eat foods that pack the pouch (bread, chicken, etc) and fill you up. Don't drink with or after meals or you will wash food down. ...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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Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago. Health problems more now than before surgery. How come veins show dark all over my body? Can't gain weight and I eat.

Not enough info: You may have several problems going on and should consult with your doctor. YOU may need an ultrasound to look at your veins, but better to get seen first ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. have gained some weight back. can I get my stomach stapled again?

Go back to your: bariatric surgeon. Yes may need revision ( surgery ) after evaluation . Success after revision is very good , but you have to modify your style , by exercise and limiting your intake and be active ...Read more

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I am HIV positive i weigh 240 pounds I am trying to lose weight what do you recommend i need something that is safe what about gastric bypass?

I am HIV positive i weigh 240 pounds I am trying to lose weight what do you recommend i need something that is safe what about gastric bypass?

HIV ; gastric bypass: I would need to know your height but assuming your bmi qualifies for weight loss surgery, and operation could definitely be beneficial to you. I can't tell you which operation is best without doing a consultation with you, but I have done gastric bypasses on hiv+ patients before and they have done fine. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on belviq (lorcaserin) to help me lose weight I'm 320 and want to get to 150 will this work? How does it work? Is it better than gastric bypass?

Belviq (lorcaserin): Belviq (lorcaserin) works with serotonin to make you feel full. As compared to gastric bypass it would probably be safer as gastric bypass is permanent and has its own set of problems and difficulties . Try the Belviq (lorcaserin) if it doesn't work you can allways talk other options with your Dr Good Luck ...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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