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Doctor insights on: Very Slow Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How effective is a gastric bypass for natural weight loss?

How effective is a gastric bypass for natural weight loss?

Natural ???: You have altered your bodies physiology by surgery. What's natural about that ? You will lose weight. How much depends on the individual ...Read more

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What are solutions to loose rapid weight loss besides gastric bypass?

What are solutions to loose rapid weight loss besides gastric bypass?

See answer: Not particularly recommended to lose "rapidly." but, repeated studies have proven that the best and most succesful weight loss programs include a regimen of diet along with a structured exercise program. Decreasing carbs and colories is a start, and get into a regimented exercise program. Get information from your dr. Several insurance carriers will supplement the cost of weight loss programs. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass about 8 years ago.In the past year I have pain throughout my body unable to eat any animal product and major weight loss help!

I had gastric bypass about 8 years ago.In the past year I have pain throughout my body unable to eat any animal product and major weight loss help!

Bariatric surgery fo: It would help if you coud discuss this with the bariatric surgeon that did the procedure, and also consult a dietitian. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and which surgery is better for weight loss?

Both are great, but: Both take about one hour, laparoscopic. Usually home the next day. As safe as appendectomy (with experienced surgeon). Weight loss at one year is 80% for bypass and 70% for sleeve. Bypass ideal for bad reflux or bad diabetes. Sleeve has fewer problems with sugar, but mild risk reflux. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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What is a weight loss surgery you can get after having a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass: Revisional surgery after bypass is complex and should only be performed by an expert. If there is something abnormal with the bypass anatomy it should be fixed. But if the bypass is well done and a normal bypass anatomy is maintained the best is to go back to your support group nutritionist...Etc to get back on track and continue loosing weight. ...Read more

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Are hernias & weight loss related? My boss had one after gastric bypass. I am doing ww to lose weight. I have a hiatal hernia too. Had lost a lot b4.

Anatomy: I do not get the question and am trying to understand it from your point of view. Being obese or significantly over weight increases the likelihood of all kinds of hernias. But, a hiatal hernia is very different than an umbilical or abdominal wall hernia. I see no connection between any kind of hernia and the ability to lose weight. ...Read more

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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
17 doctors shared insights

Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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