Top 10 Tips Before and After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Having a gastric bypass can be a life changing event. This type of surgery is permanent and irreversible so it is good to be fully prepared for surgery both physically and mentally. Ensuring you are fully prepared and ready for the life changes that are about to occur can make recovery and healing much easier,…

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re getting ready to have weight loss surgery, you’re probably looking ahead to the results. You can expect to lose a lot of weight. If you have a weight-related medical condition, like type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, those conditions may improve. And almost all people who get weight loss surgery — 95% —…

GASTRIC BYPASS – 5 TIPS FOR A BETTER RECOVERY

Gastric bypass is a major surgery. And recovery is not fun. You’ll be tired, uncomfortable and hungry for the first couple of weeks after surgery.  You will likely be depressed and second guess yourself every single day. “Did I make the right choice?” “Is this really worth it?” Your clear liquid diet is not fun…

Seven facts about pregnancy after weight-loss surgery

Weight-loss surgery (also called bariatric or gastric bypass surgery) is becoming ever more common — according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people getting gastric bypass surgery increased ninefold from 1996 to 2004. But how do these kinds of surgeries affect getting pregnant and pregnancy itself? Here are seven…

How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Gastric bypass surgery often improves the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, even before patients start to lose weight. Why? “What we found is that the secret for the cure of diabetes after gastric bypass lies in the intestine,” said Dr. Nicholas Stylopoulos, principal investigator at the Division of Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston…

Women who had gastric bypass more likely to deliver dangerously underweight babies

Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss have a higher risk of delivering dangerously underweight babies. The operation is thought to be one of the only effective ways for people with severe obesity to lose weight and stay trim. It involves ‘stapling’ together the stomach to divide it in two, re-routing food past…

5 Best Tips to Help You Mentally Prepare For Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering bariatric surgery, a physical exam will help make sure your body is healthy enough for the procedure. But physical health isn’t the only requirement. Your emotional state is just as vital for a successful surgery and the weight loss to follow, says bariatric and metabolic nurse specialist Karen Schulz, CNS. You may need to…