Life after Gastric Bypass

Many people who are considering weight reduction surgery always wonder what life after gastric bypass  surgery will be like. The stories are as varied as the reasons for obtaining a bariatric surgery procedure. I can only comment on one person’s life after gastric bypass surgery and she really did not have gastric bypass but rather Vertical Sleeve surgery.

The obvious difference is life after gastric bypass involves losing weight. As a result you cna do things you have not done in years. For example my wife who had he bariatric surgery two years ago came in the other day and informed me that she could now run. She decided to start running during her afternoon workout and she could run. She had not ran for quite a number of years, but now that she has lost close to 100 pounds running seems to be something she can now accomplish with ease.

We actually started this site as a testament to her journey with gastric bypass surgery and overall her life after gastric bypass has been positive. That is not always true as many people wind up divorced after gastric bypass surgery, but that has not been the case with us. We are doing fine. I think as long as everyone expects a positive experience with life after gastric bypass surgery then it will be a positive experience.

Stomach Stapling Is it for you

January 2, 2009 · Filed Under vertical sleeve surgery, Weight Loss · Comment 

Stomach stapling surgery is gaining a lot of traction over the past few years. One reason for its improved interests is because it is safer than other gastric weight loss surgeries. Stomach Stapling surgery is officially know as Vertical Sleeve Surgery, but over the years various others names have been developed for this weight loss procedure.

The Stomach stapling terms comes mainly from the fact that this is what really happens during this surgery. Parts of the stomach is removed so the stomach resembles a banana shape and then the stomach is stapled back together. Since this procedure does not alter the digestive tract it is considered safer than some of the other alternative weight reduction surgeries available.

While the stomach stapling procedure is not as dangerous it is also not as effective in terms of the amount of weight loss expected from the weight loss surgery procedure. Although you don’t lose as much weight normally around 20% less than RNY, for most people this is a viable option for weight reduction surgery and with a little exercise then you can jumpstart your weight loss jounry to achieve the same results without the issues with vitamin deficiencies experienced with the other weight loss surgical procedures.

Laparoscopy in Bariatric Surgery

January 5, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

As you know, weight loss surgery to help overcome morbid obesity is becoming more and more common. Bariatric surgery is most strongly recommended when your body mass index is 40 or higher, or if your weight is associated with a life-threatening, or disabling condition and your BMI is greater than 35.

If you are like me, you dread the thought of surgery. Not only does going under a knife scare me, I also fear the thought of having a huge ugly scar. Plus, finding the time to take off so I can recuperate is not an easy task. Luckily, if you are looking at having Bariatric Surgery, you are most likely looking at having this done laparoscopically. Laparoscopy weight loss surgery is probably the least invasive and most effective form of surgery. It offers a much less intrusive procedure than an invasive procedure like open weight losss surgery. Read more

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