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Gastric bypass surgery can offers patients suffering from obesity a new lease on life. However, the surgery is only part of the equation. Successful outcomes from gastric bypass require the patient's ongoing, long-term commitment. This may include:
Major long-term changes to diet
Regular visits to a nutritionist
Addition of nutritional supplements to diet
Gastric Bypass: Preparing for Surgery
Prior to your gastric bypass procedure, you'll be going through a significant amount of prep work in the weeks leading up to your surgery date. This may include:
Diet modification prior to surgery
Adoption of a new exercise regimen prior to surgery
Gastric bypass surgery requires a hospital stay. We will perform the procedure while you're asleep under general anesthesia. Your physician will prepare you for surgery and walk you through the details of your specific type of gastric bypass surgery.
After the procedure, you'll be taken to the recovery room for observation. When your blood pressure, pulse and breathing are stable, and you're alert, we will take you to your hospital room. We will encourage you to be active and attempt to walk as soon as possible.
Weight loss surgery can be emotionally difficult because you'll be adjusting to new dietary habits and a body in the process of change. You may feel especially tired during the first month following surgery. But once your body adjusts, you'll start to feel better.