Bariatric Gastric Bypass Surgery includes a series of surgical weight loss procedures designed to help obese or morbidly obese patients who have failed to lose weight using other methods. Despite the fact that there are proven non-surgical, medically supervised weight loss programs, for some patients, losing weight is an almost impossible task. However, there are specific reasons for not losing weight after bariatric surgery, and understanding these reasons can help patients avoid them.
There are currently four types of Bariatric Gastric Bypass Surgery performed in the United States, which are adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. All of them are performed and work differently, which is why physicians evaluate the patient prior to deciding which one is more appropriate. Despite the fact that bariatric surgical procedures have been meticulously studied and are proven to beboth safe and effective, patients can not always lose the amount of weight expected after weight loss surgery, due to several.
Lack of Compliance That Avoids Weight Loss: None of the types of Bariatric Gastric Bypass Surgery cause weight loss directly, and the entire treatment process involves a high level of commitment and compliance from the patient. Even before, but particularly after the surgery, patients need to follow a strict diet, which is designed by their medical healthcare team to increase weight loss, help the stomach continue healing, and decrease the possibility of side-effects. Immediately after the surgery, patients initiate a liquid diet, slowly transition to solid foods, and 3/4 months following the procedure may return to a normal diet.In addition, best practices can help keep a patient’s weight-loss goals on track, including eating and drinking slowly, keeping meals small, drinking plenty of liquids between meals, chewing food thoroughly, favoring high-protein foods, avoiding foods that are high in fat and sugar, trying each new food alone to evaluate tolerability, and taking recommended vitamin and mineral supplements. When patients fail to follow physicians’ recommendations regarding diet and exercise, not only can weight loss be compromised, but they are also at higher risk of suffering side-effects.