Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass operations are a surgically proven form of weight loss when combined with a supervised diet, physical activity and behaviour modification programme. They are generally recommended for patients with higher BMI i.e. a Body Mass Index of 40 or over.

There are several varieties of bypass, but all involve the creation of a small stomach pouch to restrict food intake and reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients from food which causes effective weight loss results.

  • Restrictive and malaborpative
  • Restricts the amount you can eat
  • Calories and nutrients not fully absorbed
  • Laparoscopic surgery (key hole surgery)
  • Vitamin B12 injections  necessary every 3 months for life
  • Dumping syndrome common
  • The 2 year  Gateway Health Lifestyle Change Programme
  • Life time support

The 2 year  Gateway Health Lifestyle Change Programme:

  • Daily calls throughout the post surgery phase
  • Weekly support call
  • Monthly 1-1 clinic appointments for at least the first year
  • Nutritional education
  • Behaviour modification
  • Specialist support for emotional eating
  • Exercise/activity specialist advice
  • Specialist Bariatric Senior Dietician

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