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).
Yea. Any bariatric surgery can fail if the patients do not make the necessary lifestyle changes to be successful long term.
Gastric bypass i. Patients who do not stick to the strict diet regimen required of that surgery can gain the weight back.

Related Questions

Are there new recommendations on how many grams fats, carbs, protein and calories should be consumed daily, for post gastric bypass patients? I'm 9 years out and want to start tracking my intake again. I've gained nearly 30 pounds back. I'm female, 53 yea

Yes. Go to www.Caloriecount.Com (free) and http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/special_health_reports/lose-weight-and-keep-it-off ($18 if you buy the book). Both will answer your questions. Read more...
Eating. The guidelines haven't changed that much. Basically, you want to eat mostly lean protein, fruit, vegetables, and try not to eat much carbohydrates. If you limit yourself to 1000-1200 calories per day, and do cardiovascular exercise 3-4 times a week, you should lose excess weight. 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...

Is the 5 day pouch test ok for gastric bypass patients?

Yes, but ? need. Many bariatric programs routinely do a pouch leak test in the early post-operative period, some the day after, some waiting 5-7 days after surgery. The overall leak rate is low and does not always pick up all leaks, especially if done too early. In one study from UCLA, routine pouch leak studies after laparoscopic gastric bypass did not contribute signi?cantly to postoperative patient care. Read more...

Is it true that carbonated sodas really bad for gastric bypass patients?

Can be . Sugar is really bad for any bypass pt. This can lead to nausea, vomiting, cramping, pain, diarrhea etc. Carbonation can certainly make some of these worse not to mention gaining weight. Read more...
Soda. Carbonated soda is bad for everyone. Regular soda has way too much sugar. Diet soda has sugar substitutes that are bad for you. So soda isn't good for anyone. For bypass patients, the co2 gas can build up in the gastric remnant and you can't burp that out. This can cause discomfort, but will eventually get absorbed. I tell my patients not to drink soda anymore. Read more...

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Depends. If you have recently had the surgery, please check w your surgeon. If its been at least a couple of months, it should be ok on occasion. But it would be much better to increase your intake of fiber thru good food (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). Aim for 25g per day. Also be sure you drink plenty of water. Read more...
Short term . Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Read more...

Is it ok to take a small does of ibuprophen (one 200 mg)) as a post gastric bypass patient?

Post Bariatric Surg. Yes. That is the simple answer. But, if with that dose you feel any burning or acid or increase of pain then in your case it may not be so safe. Read more...
Probably. Probably yes - but it is impossible to tell you that without knowing your full medical history. Speak with your surgeon. Read more...