Gastric bypass surgery is serious treatments that require great care. Therefore, it is necessary for the patient to fulfill the requirements of the surgery, and to proceed with perseverance. Therefore, you can prepare for the surgery by reading the post-operative guide that we have prepared for you. You can also be motivated by reading Lisa’s story.
Gastric Bypass Success Rates
Obesity treatments require tough times with extreme perseverance. For this reason, it is quite natural for patients to investigate their success rates before receiving the treatment. However, studies will give a generalization result. So a very successful result and a very unsuccessful end will be calculated at the same time. This will of course reduce the success rate. For this reason, patients who plan to be treated should read success stories and be motivated rather than research results. So he can create his own success story.
First of all, patients who want to lose weight and want to have this surgery should prepare themselves psychologically. If necessary, she should meet with a psychiatrist and psychologist and share all her concerns. If that wasn’t enough, they should have taken medication to stay calm a bit. This is important for you to make better decisions. Then, a dietitian should be consulted about how to continue with his life after the surgery.
Knowing all these, the patient should prepare himself and seek help from his surroundings. Then the process will begin. It is extremely important that the patient’s motivation is high. This situation should continue like this before and after the surgery. If you are still curious about the research results, you can find them in the green section below. But remember that success depends on you;
In general, the success of weight loss surgery is sometimes defined as achieving 50 percent or more body weight loss and maintaining this level for at least five years. Clinical data will vary for each of the different procedures mentioned on this site. Clinical studies show that most patients lose weight rapidly after surgery and continue to lose weight for up to 18 to 24 months after the procedure.
Patients can lose 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight in the first six months, and 77 percent 12 months after surgery. Another study showed that patients were able to maintain 50 to 60 percent excess weight loss 10 to 14 years after surgery. Patients with a higher baseline BMI tend to lose more total weight. Patients with a lower baseline BMI will lose a greater percentage of their excess weight and will be closer to their ideal body weight (IBW). Patients with Type 2 diabetes tend to show less overall excess weight loss than patients without Type 2 diabetes.
Nutrition After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass operation should be considered as the first step to lose weight. The main thing is that the patient strictly adheres to the diet program after the surgery. First, the patient should follow a liquid-to-solid diet. This is important after surgery to accustom the stomach to nutrition. If you do not follow this gradual solids transition diet, it is possible that you will experience a very painful process. For this reason, you should start from liquids and gradually move to solids.
Liquid Nutrition After Surgery
The stomach will still continue to heal in the early postoperative period. For this reason, a liquid diet is applied to the patient for up to 4 weeks. At the same time, the patient is not allowed to be fed for the first 24 hours after the operation. First, the patient will slowly finish half a glass of water in small sips. If this does not cause any problems for the patient, the second step, semi-liquid feeding can be started. This nutrition; It will consist of foods such as vegetable juices, soups without solid parts, juices.
Switching to Pureed Foods
The patient started to be fed with fluid intake and if he is in good health, it is now the 2nd stage. At this stage, the patient can start to eat purees slowly; Foods such as minced meat, legumes, fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables, cheese should be passed through the robot twice. To make these purees more fluid, they can be mixed with liquids allowed to be consumed in the first stage. At the same time, foods should not be mixed and consumed one by one. You mustn’t forget this.
Switching to Soft Foods
Soft foods are now added to your nutritional list after gastric bypass. You can eat soft, chewy foods. Cooked, peeled vegetables, meat and minced meat, canned or fruit are now allowed. However, you should chew them quite well and bring them in your mouth as a puree.
The patient, who came this week, has passed the 8-week period after the operation. As can be seen, even at the end of the second month, normal nutrition cannot be started. In this process, patients may have complaints such as stomach pains, cramps or vomiting. Consulting a doctor is essential but is usually normal symptoms. This situation should not discourage the patient, on the contrary, it should heal more quickly by focusing on the diet in a motivated way.
The Final Stage of a Healthy Diet
You are now allowed to consume many foods. However, a diet list is given to form your general diet. This list continues to be applied until 1 year after the operation. In other words, it is mentioned about a diet that should be followed for 9 months. Therefore, the patient should patiently stick to the diet.
- Foods low in fat and sugar should be eaten.
- It should be eaten slowly and the food should be chewed very well.
- Liquids should be consumed between meals, not with meals.
- High protein foods should be eaten to provide satiety and less calories should be taken.
- Do not continue your diet with the same foods and start normalizing by trying other foods suitable for the diet.
- If there are supplements recommended by your doctor, use them without interruption.
- Exercise and continue exercising when your recovery period is complete
If these rules are followed, weight loss after gastric bypass is achieved in a very successful and healthy way. Although it varies according to the body mass index of the patients, they reach their ideal weight within an average of 2 years.
The patient’s adherence to this diet is essential for his first health recovery. The stomach is still in the recovery phase and should not be stretched. In addition, it is aimed to change the patient’s eating habits with diet. Because while the patient ate large and unhealthy portions before the surgery, this diet should change suddenly after the surgery. This transition will be achieved through diet. This transition period usually takes about 3 months and the patient will switch to a normal diet after this period.
After Gastric Bypass, Does the Stomach Enlarge?
Although it is necessary to learn the stomach anatomy completely for a clear answer, we can say yes as a short answer. However, this does not mean that your stomach will grow. If the patients are fed in accordance with the diet and continue their lives in a healthy way, the stomach will of course not expand.
However, if the patients cannot be fed in accordance with the diet and eat binges, if they continue the desire to snack at night from time to time and make it a habit, the constant filling of their stomach will cause permanent stomach enlargement. Gastric enlargement, of course, does not include the period of the stomach in its original state. However, your stomach may become enlarged permanently after surgery.
LISA DAVIES Success story- Gastric By pass
My name is Lisa, I am 27 years old. I was diagnosed with obesity 10 years ago at the age of 17, although I have 1st degree obesity, my body weight is 33. This has progressed over time. I couldn’t stand to eat. My family and friends supported me to get support from a dietitian. When I first started the diet it took 3 months, I lost a few pounds but still there were some gaps. Night snacks and I was hiding this from my dietitian.
Then I made it a habit again. I stopped working with a dietitian. As time passed, my movements were restricted and I was unable to drive. The only place to sit was my bed. My father, who had the same disease as me, died when I was 24. He had a heart attack. Everything developed at once.
This started to frighten my family because obesity increased the risk of such deaths. My mother knew that I could not lose weight willingly, and she felt sorry for me. After doing some research, he told me about some surgeries. I did not accept any of these. Not being able to eat again scared me. These surgeries were truly alarming. It involved removing most of my stomach. I think I’m right to be afraid.
A few months later, everything started to change when all my friends and relatives gathered at our house. Everyone wrote a note and told a lot of stories to motivate me. Seeing that everyone was supporting me that day, I accepted and started researching. I’m 25 years old and life isn’t really limited to food. While my peers were doing many things, I couldn’t even move. So even though I couldn’t get rid of my worries completely, I accepted. It was time to find a hospital. I have looked at many hospitals in my country. However, it was very expensive.
It was impossible for me to get it with my mother’s only salary. So when I was about to give up, my friends told me to look at different countries. Among the countries, I saw that Turkey was the most suitable. I researched. It was pretty good. We found a hospital there and made contact. A week later we set off for surgery. When we arrived in Turkey, they met us at the airport. First they let us settle in a hotel.
Then they picked us up from the hotel by car and took us to the hospital. There were some tests done. I talked to the dietitian. She told me what would happen after the surgery. It sounded scary. However, I had to. Then my doctor said that the day of surgery is tomorrow. One day later, my life changed. While I was excited, I was also scared.
That day has come. An intravenous line was opened in my arm, something caught in my fingers. I don’t remember what happened next.
The first day Lisa came to us, she was a little scared. It looked like he could give up at any moment. Therefore, we started preparations for the surgery the very next day. There were no problems during the operation. Lisa’s body was pretty good for her weight and had an adequate BMI for surgery. 44 This is quite a lot. Of course, there was high cholesterol and many accompanying diseases. As with every patient, he felt some pain immediately after the operation. This condition was alleviated with drugs. Immediately after, the dietitian went to Lisa’s room. He gave her the list he had made, they gave each other their numbers. So Lisa’s life began anew.
Follow-up Appointment After 6 Months
The fact that Lisa lives in a different country has caused her not to come for routine check-ups. But we were seeing each other every day. Her mother said she had a hard time but still followed the diet. When that day came, it was pretty flattering. When she first came to the hospital, she was a 1.74 tall, 136 kg woman.
She lost 30 kilos at the end of 6 months. This showed it was going pretty well.
However, she was still not at a healthy weight. We did some tests and examined how his body was doing. His illnesses began to affect him less and less. When he first arrived, there was no trace of his blood values. She talked to her dietitian. They made new plans and after a few days in Turkey, Lisa returned to her country.
It has been exactly 2 years since the operation. My Body Weight is 70! 2 years
Over time, I lost almost half of my body weight. This made me start my life over. I continue to exercise. I had sagging on my body but it doesn’t matter. As my doctor in Turkey suggested, I will make an appointment with the plastic surgeon and my saggy skin will disappear completely.
This was my story of making my living. I hope you too experience this success. It is enough to try to be successful. I am sharing this story to inspire you. Obesity is a treatable disease. Sleep apnea, high cholesterol, fatty liver and many other health problems that I have been experiencing for years have completely disappeared. Isn’t that incredible?