Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Alcohol ; bypass. You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much.
Calories, ulcers. Alcohol contains lots of calories and is not nutritional. After surgery, alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly than before surgery. The intoxicating effects of alcohol occur sooner than before surgery and after smaller amounts are ingested. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least six months after surgery, since it can be irritating to the stomach pouch and cause ulcers.

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Can my wife still have a baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, even safer. Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves almost immediately. Usually best to wait 6 months to get pregnant after bypass since losing weight so fast. I helped write an article about the safety here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/17161090/. Read more...

I would like to know about hairloss after gastric bypass surgery and how often it happens. Is there a lot of lost and does it grow back.

Hair Loss and Stress. There is often a lot of hair loss after surgery. This is called telogen effluvium and due to the stress of surgery and anaesthesia. This shedding will eventually stop and your hair will re-grow. You need to be patient since it could take a year. Read more...

Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Only . Precaution i can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby. Read more...

Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Bariatric surgery. Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully. Ask to work with a nutritionist and or dietician before and after the procedure. There are many potential nutritional consequences of these bariatric surgical procedures. Read more...
Details for safety. Tips to avoid complications after bypass: choose quality doc + 1. Walk early to avoid leg clots. Use blood thinner and leg pumps to avoid clots (when indicated) 2. Antibiotics in or. 3. Test and treat sleep apnea before and after surgery. 4. Get cardiac clearance if indicated. 5. Test for h pylori in stomach to avoid ulcers. No tobacco to avoid ulcers. 6. Use pain catheters. 7. Test vit d levels. Read more...
Nothing's perfect. You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk. Read more...

Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

Preferences change. The taste of food is not different. However, food preferences do sometimes change. Some people don't crave fatty foods the same. Hunger is decreased consistently. Read more...
Some say yes. I have patients tell me frequently that things that uses to taste good before surgery no longer do. Some say things actually taste different. I agree it is probably more a different preference. Read more...

How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

Varies. Most patients averages 20 +/- 10 pounds per month right after surgery. A steady state is usually reached by 5-6 month with most patients achieving most of their desired weight loss by 12-16 months. In general, the higher your preop bmi, the faster the initial weight loss. It is important for you to stay in the bariatric program - surgery is just one component of your longterm success. Read more...
2-4 pounds per week. Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! Read more...
20, then 15, then 12. After gastric bypass, we usually target a total of 80% excess body weight loss. So i you are 250 and you are supposed to be 150 lb, then 100 lb excess wt. You would likely lose 80lb in one year. Most of that in first few months, then slower. For the average pt who is 100 lb overweight, that would be 20, then 15, then 12, then about 35 lb over next 9 mo. Hope that helps. Read more...