Category Archive: The Medical Side of Gastric Bypass

Aug 11

Regaining Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

I can hear my surgeon and dietitian saying, “Most gastric bypass patients hit their lowest weight about 18 months post surgery and then gain back a percentage of what they lost.” Well, I don’t want to gain any of the weight I’ve lost. I’m 11 months out and I panicked last week when the scale …

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Jul 30

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

Prepping for bariatric surgery and life afterward is easier with a game plan. While researching another topic related to surgery, I came across a document from the Weight Loss Center at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. that provides great information. “Eating for the New You,” offers guidance on nutrition and supplements before and after …

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Jul 27

Identify Nutrition Needs After Weight Loss Surgery

Like many gastric bypass patients, I found reintroducing foods to my new stomach after surgery a challenge. After eating, I threw up a lot. Not every meal, but enough that I was able to identify patterns that caused the problem. Many times, I threw up when: I ate too much. My new stomach had a …

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Jun 23

Hair Loss After Weight-Loss Surgery

I’m one of the lucky ones. I did not suffer hair loss after my gastric bypass surgery (yet). But, many of the folks I interact with daily who also have had bariatric surgery have experienced hair loss. What’s up with that? Without getting too technical or deep into the medical side of the issue, hair …

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May 25

Another Bout With Ileus – After Galbladder Removal

Earlier this month, I reported I might need gallbladder surgery. I visited with a new doctor and surgeon in Cape Canaveral, my second home. We set forth a plan . . . that never was put into action. While visiting my family in Western Pennsylvania, I had another gallbladder attack and headed to the ER …

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