Am I a candidate for a gastric bypass?
The gastric bypass is recommended to patients whose body-mass index is over 35 and suffer from severe obesity. Doctors may only consider it after other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
What kind of surgery will I need?
Our top specialists will examine you to determine if open surgery or a laparoscopy is best suited to your needs.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Our top specialists will examine you to determine which steps you will have to take before surgery. Some of the common specifications include to stop smoking completely, increasing your physical activities and to stop taking some kinds of medications. You will not be able to eat anything for about 12 hours prior to surgery.
What can I expect after surgery?
You will have to stay in the hospital between 2 or 3 days while the doctor examines you. During this time, you may feel nauseated while you get used to your new stomach.
How long will recovery be?
Most patients require around 5 or 6 months to fully recover. For the first 12 weeks, you will be placed under a strict diet that begins with liquids and then transitions to solid foods.
Is it possible to regain weight after surgery?
Weight loss is not an easy endeavor, lifestyle changes are required to maintain weight lost. Unless you establish a proper diet and exercise program, you could regain all the lost weight.