Gastric Bypass Surgery

Why Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric Bypass Surgery is one of the main treatments used for for weight loss surgery in the bariatric surgery practice group . However the decision to have this kind of surgery should not be taken lightly as it is a radical form of surgery and will effect your eating patterns after the operation. There have been a number of gastric bypass surgery stories where people have seen tremendous weight loss results.

Gastric Bypass Surgery is a proven method for radical weight loss. Typical gastric bypass patients achieve a weight lose of  75-80% of their excess body weight in the first two years following surgery (source: BOSPA).
Gastric Bypass SurgeryA gastric bypass  is a more extensive surgical procedure than the gastric band, and is non-reversible.Gastric bypass operations are a surgically proven form of weight loss when combined with a supervised diet, physical activity and behavior modification program They are generally recommended for patients with higher BMI i.e. a Body Mass Index of 40 or over.There are several varieties of gastric bypass, but all involve the creation of a small stomach pouch to restrict food intake and reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients from food which causes effective weight loss results.The considerable health benefits of a gastric bypass include:

  • Most type II diabetics will be cured
  • Major improvements in other weight  associated conditions such as sleep apnea, asthma, joint pain, arthritis and fatigue
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer
  • 70-80% of patients suffering with hypertension will no longer need to take medication
  • Cholesterol levels will fall

Gastric bypass surgeons often elect to perform this form of gastric surgery rather than other forms as it is usually safer and results in fewer post operative issues.

After gastric bypass surgery you will need to modify your eating habits and lifestyle to gain the maximum benefits from the surgical procedure. For a short period of time you will need to adopt a special gastric bypass surgery diet.

Immediately after the surgery you will not be able to eat for approximately 1 to 3 days, this usually allows adequate time for your stomach to recover from he surgery.  After the first couple of days you can move on to liquid meals, followed by soft easily digested meals prior to returning tot he normal kind of foods you used to eat, but in lower quantities.

During the following two year period typical Gastric Bypass Surgery patients lose between 50 and 60% of their original body weight.

This radical weight reduction can change the life of the patient on a permanent basis for the better. There are alternative forms of medical procedures that can help with weight lose including  lapband surgery and gastric band surgery.

To find gastric bypass surgery cost it is always best to talk in detail with the gastric bypass surgeon, as cost will vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon, clinic to clinic and even state to state. It is also important that when talking to prospective surgeons you also discuss gastric bypass surgery complications as not every operation is always as successful as the next, so understanding the track record of your chosen surgeon is key

Below you will find a  gastric bypass surgery video showing you what is involved with this type of surgery

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