I'm considered obese and want to get the gastric bypass. Any advice?

Support groups. Find some bariatric support group meetings in your area. They are generally held a couple times a month and include people who have had different types or weight loss surgery as well as people like yourself thinking of having surgery. You'll be able to meet others like you and those who have been through it all and have lots of experiance. That will be your best bet to get advice.

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Does gastric bypass best choice for obesity?

It is right for. Some, not others. Your surgeon will put you through a screening process to make sure it is a good hoice for you.
NO. No it is lost resort for morbid obesity, best choice is diet, modification of behavior, exercise medications, control of other associated diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol all under the supervision of qualified professionals not the quacks, who can handle complications of obesity.
Depends. First, to qualify for bariatric surgery you need to be about 100 pounds overweight. If you qualify there are several options out there for you. The most commonly performed are the band, sleeve, and bypass. Of those three, the gastric bypass has the longest history of sustained weight loss, offers the greatest weight loss, & the highest rate of resolving medical comorbidities. Talk to a surgeon.
Not really. The best treatment or obesity is to limit calories intake, and increase energy expenditure (exercise). Simplest method for guaranteed weight los is to limit calories to 1200/day, take a multivitamin, and walk 30' 5 days per week. When in your target weight range, increase calories by about 300/day until weight stabilizes. Now you know how many calories you can have daily to maintain healthy weight.
There is no best. Choice. The ideal operation for every patient doesn't exist. It is the gold standard operation and has a great track record. It is very safe. Many variables are considered when choosing which operation is best for you. It is no longer considered a last resort. More physicians and health care providers are realizing the real need to prevent the co-morbid conditions before the arise.
Surgery obesity. There are over a dozen different surgical procedures for patients that are medically suffering from their obesity and are refractory to nonoperative attempts at weight loss. Choosing between the different procedures is one that includes an evaluation with a surgeon and a dietician. The procedures work differently. For example, sweet eaters do great with a bypass. Volume eaters a band.
Yes and no. Most reliable at losing 10% and changing diabetes, metabolic disorders. AND...has high risk of complications from malabsorption, even pancreatitis, and the usual surgical complications of bleeding, infection, pain, scarring. Consider a psychological approach. With finding triggers of overeating and dealing with them https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145.

Gastric bypass and alcohol. Lifetime of obesity. Qualify but dr says I have to be 6 months sober. Why? Is this a standard or should seek 2nd opinion.

Bypass & Alcohol. There is significant evidence that those who drink after bypass are much more likely to die, to be alcoholic or to have more significant consequences. Your doctor is trying to save your life. I would take their suggestion and be grateful for it.
Alcohol bypass. It depends. If you drink once in a while (maybe a drink once a week), that would be fine and I would not make you be sober for 6 months. If you are drinking more than 2 drinks per day, that qualifies as alcoholism so yes I would require you be sober for 6 months.

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.
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.
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.