Post gastric bypass surgery weight gain

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Post gastric bypass surgery weight regain

Bariatric surgery is one of the many options for losing weight, especially for those that have failed non-invasive measures to lose weight. However, some people that have undergone gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy may not lose satisfactory amount of weight or regain the weight after initially losing weight. Let us examine the topic of weight regain after bariatric surgery.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the commonly performed bariatric surgical procedures for weight loss. Although RYGB is an effective procedure, it has been estimated that 15%–35% of patients will not achieve satisfactory weight loss (≥50% excess weight loss) or will experience significant weight regain (gaining of ≥15% of the maximal weight initially lost) according to a study. 

In this study, they not only looked at post surgery weight regain, but also quality of life issues after surgery, especially with weight regain. What they found in the study is very interesting – one, they found that up to 73% of patients regained some of the weight back after surgery and two, they study also found that even with some of the weight regain, these patients that had gastric bypass had poor quality of life comparable to those that never had surgery but were in much higher weight group such as those with morbid obesity. In other words, these patients might be at a lower BMI after surgery, but their quality of life is worse compared to the same BMI patients from control group that never had surgery.

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If you had bariatric surgery, lost and regained some or all of the weight back, can you try medical weight loss?

Yes. Gastric bypass surgery is not a contra-indication for use of any of the non-surgical options to lose weight. In fact, non-surgical weight loss measures can be used irrespective of bariatric surgery status and can help either before, during and after bariatric surgery as surgical and non-surgical measures for weight loss compliment each other.

What to do if you regain weight 5 years after gastric bypass surgery?

Consider a non-surgical obesity medicine physician supervised weight loss program that can help you not only lose the weight but has a maintenance plan that helps you from regaining the weight back.

Gaining weight back after gastric sleeve. What can I do?

There are many non-surgical options available for losing weight. In consultation with a weight loss physician, consider all the non-surgical options such as Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD), FDA approved prescription weight loss medications, nutritional counseling, increased physical activity, lifestyle modification etc. to name a few.

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Have you gained all weight back after gastric sleeve and need help?

W8MD can help. We see a significant number of post bariatric surgery patients in all of our locations either immediately after gastric bypass or sleeve to continue losing weight with our nutritional support and guidance or after they have gained some of the weight back after a few years. Remember that losing weight is only one part of the journey – the bigger part being maintaining it once you have lost.

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Frequently asked questions post gastric bypass surgery weight regain

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