Anatomy of the Gastric Bypass Pouch Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss surgery that addresses the problem of obesity and the co-morbidities of obesity. The gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach into a small upper pouch through which food will pass, and a larger lower pouch that contributes digestive juices into the intestine. The […]
Looking back to when I had my gastric bypass surgery in 2003, I don’t believe that my bariatric surgeon really discussed the gastric bypass pouch rules or stressed their importance with me. I recall him saying, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, I am very glad that I came across […]
Understanding and practicing the gastric bypass pouch rules will help to relax feelings of hunger and keep weight off. Patients will not experience much hunger in the first six months after gastric bypass surgery. Hunger will present as the pouch increases in size. Gastric Bypass Pouch Doctors have discovered that the gastric bypass pouch will […]
The immediate goal after weight loss surgery is to stay hydrated. The goal amount of water per day is 64 ounces at minimum. It will take some time to get there, but that is okay. Eventually you will be consuming the recommended 64 ounces or more and can move along to the benefits of water […]
According to the father of bariatric surgery, Dr. Edward Eaton Mason, a common misunderstanding about gastric bypass surgery is that “the gastric pouch” causes weight loss because it is so small. Because of this, many people come to the conclusion that the patient eats less. This principal holds true for the first six months following […]
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