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My brother has strictures and still vomits daily, 6 months after gastric bypass. What can be done?

Vomitting after bariatric surgery is not a typical side effect and there are usually underlying causes for it. In this particular case, we see a patient with strictures. Meaning the area around the insicion scars over and creates a smaller opening than desired. So what  can be done to stop the vomitting? And, how do …

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When does the weight loss stop after bariatric surgery?

There is a period of time after weight loss surgery that I refer to as the “honeymoon” period. It’s during this time that you experience excellent appetite control, lose weight easily, and have tons of energy. For most people, depending on the surgery they have and the eating habits they adopt, the honeymoon period can …

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I have constipation after gastric bypass, what should I do?

I’m sure you’ve heard it said before that “weight loss surgery is the easy way out.” But no one who has ever had the surgery has ever said that. And no bariatric surgeon would ever say that. That’s because weight loss surgery is inherently more difficult than standard weight loss through diet and exercise. Not …

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Can you provide more information about the duodenal switch?

Bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (also called Duodenal switch), is a complex bariatric surgery where the stomach is “sleeved” and a significant portion of the intestines are bypassed. It’s not a popular or routinely  preformed procedure when compared to a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass but produces a significant amount of weight loss.  In this …

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I haven’t lost as much weight as I wanted after VSG, what else can I do?

Most people go into bariatric surgery with a weigh loss number. The number of pounds they want to lose in order to feel satisfied with their results. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Your starting weight, height, choice of surgery, postoperative lifestyle, ability to exercise, genetics (just to name a few), all have a say in …

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Why Do I Weigh More After Surgery Than I Did Before?

Many people believe that weight loss after bariatric surgery is a continous, methodical, downward trajectory from the moment you leave the hospital until you’ve reached yourdesired number. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, weight loss after surgery looks more like the horizon of a variing landscape. You will have hills, valleys, and plateaus.In this …

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