At West Suburban Medical Center
Gastric Bypass Surgery is one of the restrictive operations, in which a large portion is “by-passed” leaving only a small part the stomach to receive and digest food. With a small stomach pouch, able to hold roughly a cup of food, patients feel full a lot quicker and eat much less but they do not feel hungry. On average, patients are able to lose 60% of their excess weight.
Typically, Gastric Bypass Surgery requires a two- or three-day hospital stay. In rare cases, patients may be required to stay longer if necessary.
On average, it takes two to three weeks for patients to resume normal daily activities after Gastric Bypass Surgery.
You will need to eat smaller portion sizes. You may need to substitute some foods in your current diet with others to make sure your body received all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You may also need to take additional vitamins and supplements. Our dieticians are always available to help you manage your new way of eating and make it enjoyable.
In the Gastric Bypass Surgery your digestive track is altered to “bypass” a large portion of your stomach and only leave a small portion of the stomach to receive and digest food, and therefore this is not a reversible procedure.
Since each patient is unique, we recommend viewing our online seminar or scheduling a consultation for more information. Our specialists want to answer your questions personally, with recommendations that are tailored to you and your specific situation