For people who have tried other non-surgical weight loss methods without achieving the desired results, gastric bypass surgery may be a viable solution. This weight loss surgery is only used occasionally today, as there are other surgical options to consider.
Candidates for gastric bypass surgery must meet certain criteria, such as:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40.
- Have co-occurring conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
- Be willing and committed to making lifestyle changes.
- Be willing to follow the appropriate diet and nutrition plan.
- Be willing to listen to and follow your doctor’s advice and recommendations.
It is important to remember, lifestyle changes will start to occur long before the surgery date. Once the gastric bypass surgery has been completed, there will be a period of recovery, along with specific aftercare one must follow.
As with other surgical procedures, there are some potential side effects and risks patients could experience. It is in your best interests to review these with your physician.
To learn more about the basics of gastric bypass surgery, what it entails, and whether it might be a good weight loss surgery option for you, we encourage you to continue reviewing the following infographic.
Afterward, if you have further questions about weight loss surgery or other surgical options, or to find out if you are a candidate, please feel free to directly contact Dr. Brian Mirza at Bariatric Care Centers.
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles, posts, infographics, or videos. All patients have individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be fully aware of.