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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
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In brief: Bypass works

Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%.
Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt.

In brief: Bypass works

Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%.
Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Terry Simpson
Those numbers are a bit high. Avg is 65% at one year. Clearly lifestyle change is critical to all weight loss surgery
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery, and all the surgeries for the overweight, essentially work by decreasing the number and or the amount of calories that you are able to absorb.
Each of the several procedures work in slightly different ways. All of the surgeries have their unique complications, so ask your surgeon specific questions.

In brief: Bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery, and all the surgeries for the overweight, essentially work by decreasing the number and or the amount of calories that you are able to absorb.
Each of the several procedures work in slightly different ways. All of the surgeries have their unique complications, so ask your surgeon specific questions.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Brad Snyder
Surgery

In brief: Yes.

The gastric bypass is the gold standard weight loss operation.

In brief: Yes.

The gastric bypass is the gold standard weight loss operation.
Dr. Brad Snyder
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