What is weightloss-gastric bypass surgery like?

Gastric bypass . Well, i've done a few thousand, and the only regret i here patients say is that they wish they had done it sooner. People are often back to work at 2 weeks after surgery. I just saw a 19yo patient who is 9 months out and went from 255lbs to 155lbs. She was crying because she is so happy with her weight loss and how good she feels. It's hard work, and not a magic bullet, but you will be happy.

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Two Ways. One: it decreases the size of your stomach to that your feel full sooner or at least restrict the amount of food you can take at one time. Two: decreases absorbtion of calories. By re-rounting your intestine, a portion of your intestine is removed from its ability to absorb calories and only acts a a tube to carry secretions from your liver and pancreas. Read more...
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...

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...

Can any doc tell me what's it like going through gastric bypass surgery?

Gastric bypass. The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. Surgery takes 60-90 minutes. Back to work in 2 weeks. Transition from liquids to solid food over 5 week period. Very effective. Read more...