A Look at Weight Regain After Gastric Bypass

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After gastric bariatric surgery, weight regain is always possible. One of the reasons it is so important to attend all of your follow-up visits and take part in any support groups your weight loss surgeon recommends is to learn strategies to manage your weight in the long run. If weight regain does occur after gastric bypass, your surgeon may recommend a revision procedure to reverse the effect. Here are the facts you need to know about weight regain and gastric bypass.

Common Causes of Weight Regain
Just as before surgery, consuming too many calories is the main reason for weight gain after bariatric surgery. Once you adjust to your bypass and figure out which foods you can eat without feeling any negative effects, it is easy for your caloric intake to creep upwards. Patients who regain weight often indulge in high calories foods, mistakenly believing that the portion size they can tolerate after bypass surgery won’t result in weight gain. A change in overall health, such as the onset of a thyroid problem, can also cause weight regain. In some cases, failure of the initial procedure or expansion of the new stomach pouch can lead to weight regain.

Strategies to Avoid Weight Regain
After surgery, work closely with your care team to develop new, healthier eating habits and an exercise plan that can help you manage your weight. Consider joining a support group for patients who have had bariatric surgery so you have a network of people who understand your challenges. If you notice your weight increasing, see your doctor as soon as possible to figure out what you can do to prevent the problem from becoming worse.

Treatments for Weight Regain
Gastric bypass revision surgery can be helpful for patients whose initial surgery failed or who have developed a problem such as an ulcer after the initial procedure. A revision surgery can help you lose weight again and will give you a chance to try a different strategy for keeping it off.

Dr. Brian Mirza at Bariatric Care Centers performs gastric bypass and bypass revision surgeries in Houston to help patients take control of their health and get the obesity help they need. To see if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation by calling (713) 339-1353.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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