What are some tried and true ways to get adjusted to eating solid foods after having gastric bypass surgery?

Go slow. Gradually transition your diet. Start with soft food such as baked fish, eggs and canned vegetables. Transition to ground meats and eventually solid meat that you cut.Use small bites the size of peas.Pace yourself. Start at one ounce eaten over 10 min. A 3 ounce solid meal can take 30 min.You should be able to transition to a solid diet by 6 weeks, if not, you may need to have your pouch evaluated.
Go slow. You may want to slowly broaden the range of foods you eat after the surgery, starting with liquid diet and gradually introduce solid foods as you tolerate them - kind of like you do with a baby transitioning him from breast milk or formula to baby food and then to table food.
Go slow. Go slow. Eat small bites chew very well. Add new foods gradually, i recommend to my patients that the last thing to add is fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Maybe. It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. Read more...
Yes. Lupus is certainly something to consider, and merits a full, frank discussion with your doctor. If your disease is controlled, you should be able to have the surgery. However, you need to make certain your doctor knows about it and be certain it is in check. Never assume it is - make certain! realize that even if controlled, there are risks associated with lupus that are unique to you. Read more...

Why do overweight people get gastric bypass surgery?

Several reasons . Gastric bypass can help obese patients lose weight and also get rid of associated problems such as type 2 diabetes. There are several other types of procedures for weight loss, but this one works in two ways. It is restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning the stomach is smaller and also the digestive tract is shorter. . Read more...

I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

Diet/exercise. I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal with the dietary changes after bypass surgery. Read more...

Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

See below. I would not recommend any teenager to have lap band or gastric bypass surgery. She needs to be evaluated thoroughly by her physician to find out what reasons she has for her weight gain. Lap band surgery and gastric bypass are not the panacea they're made out to be. Just ask al rocher he has some regrets. Have her pediatrician evaluator thoroughly. Read more...
Teen. Waiting until 18 would be ideal but 16 ; 17 year olds can have surgery but should only do so at an adolescent weight loss surgery program and after extensive evaluation. This includes the usual evaluations by the surgeon, dietician, ; social worker, plus a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatrician, and x-rays of their growth plates to prove physiologic maturity. Read more...

I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating. First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. Read more...
Yes. Your current bmi is 51.1. This places you in the super, morbidly obese category. A gastric bypass or gastric sleeve would be a much better option than a gastric band in optimizing your weight loss. Find a surgical weight loss seminar somewhere near you. These seminars will discuss the various procedures available as well as insurance criteria and even finance options if you don't have insurance. Read more...
WLSFA is one option . Weight loss surgery foundation of america is the only resource i know that works to get coverage for needy people. They are scattered around country. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Most insurances, including medicare and medicaid cover the surgeries. There are also several medical loan companies that finance the surgeries. Read more...

What's the procedure to get gastric bypass surgery?

A process. High bmi best to avoid and avoid any surgery! get weight counseling endocrine assessment diet and exercise risk assessment for o ther conditions--obesity is a high risk all by itself. As a late or last resort, surgery. Read more...
Bypass preop. See a surgeon for consultation. If they think you are a good candidate and meet the bmi requirements, you then see a dietician and social worker for evaluation. You also get an egd done, labs, chest x-ray, ekg, ultrasound of your liver, etc. Once you have been cleared by everyone and insurance authorization has been obtained, you get scheduled for surgery. This process takes 4-6 weeks. Read more...