Is gastric bypass surgery good?

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.
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.
It works. But i favor doing anything and everything else possible first!

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When are you a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery when obese?

BMI > 40. If you meet minimum criteria (bmi > 40 or 35 with co-morbid conditions) you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. The type of surgery depends on your comfort level. Bypass has the best track record but has a slightly higher risk profile than other procedures. There are no studies that compare all procedures and show one procedure is better than the other. Read more...
BMI > 40. A BMI greater than 40 is one of the criteria for bariatric surgery after a patient has tried and failed lifestyle modification. A patient may qualify for bariatric surgery with a lower BMI if they have medical conditions that may be improved by the operation. My advice is that patients learn to make better nutrition choices to avoid weight gain later in life. Read more...
Candidate for bypass. For either band, bypass, or sleeve: 80-100 pounds overweight. Gastric bypass is preferable when there is significant heartburn (reflux), diabetics on insulin, or severe obesity (bmi > 50). The sleeve and band are generally avoided with significant heartburn problems. All procedures can really help with joint problems, hypertension, high cholesterol. Read more...

When will I be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, I lost 100 pounds.

Congratulations! You need to plateau in your weight for several months. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...
Maybe. Should have a stable weight for at least 6 months. 100 pounds is great! congrats! doc should make sure you are not malnourshed - check Albumin levels. Read more...
Good Candidates. I ask that my post bariatric patients wait at least 18 months after the weight loss surgery date, maintain a stable weight for at least 2 month, and have a BMI (body mass index) of less than 40. Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in body lifts following weight loss and get case-specific information catered to you and your goals. Best wishes! Read more...

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Yes. . The gastric bypass is the gold standard weight loss operation. 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...

How extensive is the gastric bypass surgery?

Major surgery. Significant rerouting of the plumbing. It is a combo restrictive (make a small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (shorten effective absoptive capacity of small bowel). "centers of excellence", with ample experience (not the occasional bypass operator) reasonably safe track record. Can have significant complications at and after surgery, short and long term. Balance risk/benefits of surg or not. Read more...
Not really. . The gastric bypass is now laparoscopic and takes about one hour. Most patients go home the next day. Back at work in 2 wks. Driving to store in one week. In experienced hands, about as safe as appendectomy. Specifically suited for patients with significant acid reflux (heartburn) or severe diabetes. Read more...

To what extent does gastric bypass surgery cost?

Check withDoctors. It may vary check with a surgeon for fee schedule many costs to it pre op evaluations -cardiac /pulmonary/gastro/dietitian hospital cost and surgeons fees all these vary it is not cheap. Read more...
Cost of bypass. That depends. Generally speaking, health insurance covers the cost of surgery. However, you may have a co-pay of 10, 20, even 50%. If you didn't have any insurance at all, it could cost you $30, 000 to have a gastric bypass done depending on where and by who. Read more...