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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...

What is the best way to treat anemia for a pregnant patient with gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago?

Iron. Depends on the severity of anemia. If mild, iron and Folic Acid supplements should help. If severe your obstetrician will refer you to hematologist. Don't forget that anemia ( mild) during pregnancy is acceptable event. Read more...
B12 and Fe . Gastric bypass is associated with vit B12 deficiency which is secondary to loss of intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach along with fe (iron) deficiency which is absorbed by the duodenum. Moreover during pregnancy the blood volume increase to support the fetal circulation thus lead to dilutional anemia. The best approach is to receive vit B12 and fe replacements. Good luck. Read more...

Can diet pills or gastric bypass surgery help me lose most weight?

Weight loss. It depends on the amount of weight you need to lose. If it's 100lbs or more surgery is a more permanent option and probably more weight loss. Read more...
Gastric bypass. All forms of weight loss surgery: lap band - gastric bypass do better for weight loss than any medicine. Read more...

After gastric bypass surgery, when should I follow up with the doctor?

Hmmmmm? That should have been made perfectly clear at the time of discharge from your surgery. That is a decision of the surgeon and could vary. Call the surgeon's office and speak with them or with his office personnel and find out this answer. It coud be 1 or 2 days or 1 or 2 weeks depending on your case. Call very soon and find out. Read more...
Follow up in 1-2 wks. Most patients go home in 1-2 days after surgery. Then you come back to the office in 1-2 weeks. You should call the office 24-7 if any problems. Good luck. Read more...

Is gastric bypass surgery good?

It works. But i favor doing anything and everything else possible first! Read more...
Operations. In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. Read more...
The gastric bypass. Is the gold standard weight loss operation that has been around since 1967. The results, however, are only as good as the surgeon who performance the surgery and the patient who uses it well. Read more...

How risky is 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. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. Read more...
Very safe. . Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. The major complication rate is in the range of 1-2 % but varies considerably between surgical groups. Find a skilled group who focuses on bariatrics and are fellowship trained in it. The bottom line is that the risk of death from living with morbid obesity is higher than the risk from surgery, by far. Read more...