Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food. The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not get all the calories from the food you eat. Doctors often use the body mass index (BMI) and health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure to determine which people are most likely to benefit from weight-loss surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix for obesity. It will greatly change your lifestyle. After this surgery, you must eat healthy foods, control portion sizes of what you eat, and exercise. If you do not follow these measures, you may have complications from the surgery and poor weight loss.
Deciding about the Treatment
Your surgeon will ask you to have tests and visits with other health care providers before you have this surgery. Some of these are:
Duration of Stay
3 days in hospital, 7 days outside
Most people stay in the hospital for 1 to 4 days after surgery. A (tube) catheter will be used that goes through your nose into your stomach for 1 or 2 days. This tube helps drain fluids from your intestine and may be inserted to your bladder to remove urine. You will not be able to eat for the first 1 to 3 days. After that, you can have liquids and then pureed or soft foods. You may have a tube connected to the larger part of your stomach that was bypassed. The catheter will come out of your side and will drain fluids. You will wear special stockings on your legs to help prevent blood clots from forming. You will receive shots of medicine to prevent blood clots. You will receive pain medicine. You will take pills for pain or receive pain medicine through an IV, a catheter that goes into your vein. You will be able to go home when you are fully recovered.
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