Is Gastric Bypass Surgery right for me?

Gastric Bypass surgery is a weight-loss surgery that changes your digestive system in an attempt to help you lose weight. By limiting how much you can eat and reducing the absorption of nutrients, your body begins to shed pounds. When diet and exercise have failed to give you the results you want, when serious health problems are haunting you because of your weight, gastric bypass can help you.

Bariatric surgery is a general term for weight-loss surgeries. Gastric bypass is one of the most common and effective of all bariatric surgeries. With fewer complications and better results, gastric bypass can help you in your weight-loss journey.

Gastric Bypass surgeryGastric bypass surgery is when most of the stomach is bypassed, creating a small stomach pouch. This part of the surgery divides the stomach, then, the smaller portion that has been created is sewn or stapled together. By creating a small pouch, the stomach is easier to fill with food, helping you feel full quickly, without eating as much.

Gastric bypass surgery is for those who have attempted to lose weight and keep it off with nonsurgical measures, those who know about the surgical procedure and the effects of treatment, those who are committed to lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits, medical follow-up, and vitamin supplementation. Gastric bypass is a very commonly used method of weight-loss surgery. If you have tried dieting and exercising, but cannot seem to reach your desired weight-loss goal, gastric bypass can get you where you need to be in a relatively quick time. Going through with the gastric bypass surgery does not, however, mean you can stop the dieting and exercising lifestyle. Eating healthy and exercising should be a part of your life with or without weight-loss surgery. When you eat healthy after the gastric bypass surgery, you see faster and more effective results.

About ten percent of people have complications after gastric bypass surgery, including wound infections, digestive problems, ulcers, and bleeding. The risk of complications is lower at places that perform more than 100 weight loss surgeries per year.

The recovery after gastric bypass surgery requires that you stay in the hospital for two to three days. After two to three weeks normal activities may be resumed. Dramatic weight loss takes place after gastric bypass surgery. About 60 percent of weight is lost.

Gastric bypass surgery is the perfect alternative for those who are looking to lose weight, have tried nonsurgical approaches, and are still having difficulty. If you are looking to lose a significant amount of weight, but cannot seem to do it on your own, think about the benefits of gastric bypass surgery.

With gastric bypass, you will find that losing weight is quick and easy. After the surgery and recovery, your eating habits and lifestyle will change dramatically. Eating smaller portions and regular exercise contribute to weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

Visit Dr. Frenzel’s offices in Arlington or Plano and see if gastric bypass surgery is right for you.

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