How is the Gastric Bypass done?
Gastric bypass surgery usually takes two to two and a half hours to perform through small incisions. Patients typically stay in the hospital for one to two days following the surgery for observation during their recovery.
What to expect after Gastric Bypass
Excess weight loss
Initially, gastric bypass patients lose at least 70-80% of their excess body weight, and in some studies these patients are able to keep greater than 61.6% of the excess body weight off for up to 20 years.
Studies found that gastric bypass:
- Resolved type 2 diabetes in 83.8% of patients and often resolved the disease within days of surgery
- Resolved high blood pressure in 75.4% of patients
- Improved high cholesterol in 95% of patients
Quality of life
Many bariatric surgery patients who have significant weight loss experience:
- Improved overall quality of life
- Improved physical functioning and appearance
- Improved social and economic opportunities
Gastric Bypass recovery
The Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss team will advise you on when to resume normal activities and when to return to work. You are encouraged to take two to three weeks away from work. You will need this time to focus on a new way to eat and get accustomed to a new way of life.