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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity : Is it right for you?

Updated on February 8, 2014

Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure

We all know that the best way to lose weight and to become slimmer is to eat portions of good food and do some good exercise regularly. Unfortunately, there are a couple of times, even if you worked incredibly hard, yet you can not manage to lose weight which you're trying to lose. Why is it so difficult for some people to lose weight with this simple and why on the other hand the same works very effectively for others? The simple fact is that, because they are all built differently, that's why it is effective for some people but it simply do not work for others. Some men and women have genetic conditions, hormonal problems, glandular conditions or other concerns that are beyond their control that makes it harder for them to lose weight and to get slimmer. Of course, these are the people who will be benefited by gastric bypass surgery.

Now, of course, the gastric bypass surgery can be a drastic measure to take in the fight against fat gain. This is a surgery that will be physically impossible to absorb at the same time that you have been eating so far. It is purported to be taken lightly. This means that you really need to look for other ways to lose weight before. If you have already tried everything else, though, and none of them has been effective and you can get permission from your doctor, gastric bypass surgery might be a good option for you. Although you must do a detailed study and research about the complications of gastric bypass surgery before taking any decision.

Requirements for Gastric Bypass Surgery :

Now, the question arises that what kind tests or checks does you doctor need to make sure that you are a good candidate and only suitable for this type of intervention? People who are allowed to go for gastric bypass surgery should be able to demonstrate first that they are not ready to reduce weight by using traditional styles which are recommended. The body mass index of potential surgery candidates must be over forty. People whose BMI is anywhere between thirty-nine and thirty-five can also benefit from this sort of surgery, when they are subjected to killer health risks like diabetes, heart attacks or high blood pressure.

It 's also necessary for people who want this surgery to go through a psychological evaluation. It can be very difficult for a person to deal or tackle with all the massive changes that their bodies are subjected to this type of surgery. Other types of weight loss, weight reduction measures shows results gradually, over time, but for this type of drastic measure, people can lose tens or even hundreds of pounds really fast. Thus this is a very hard and difficult emotional process to undergo. This is the reason for people who meet all the mandates of physical, psychological testing is necessary. You may also want to keep consulting or visiting a therapist or counselor after having surgery.

It 's important that you do not choose to get this type of intervention to fight obesity with an impulse. We must take into account every other option available and weigh them equally.While it could be nice to own this type of help, it is important to fully understand the threats and risks associated with the gastric bypass surgery. Some men and women develop serious health problems due to the surgery. Believe it or not, many more, also have problems of weight, why not follow all the instructions given to them by doctors. Have a frank and serious discussion with your doctor to determine if this intervention can benefit you effectively or not.


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    • stars439 profile image


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      This is very interesting. I could see where a decision could involve a lot of serious thought before deciding to do it. GBY Good Hub.

    • Londonlady profile image

      Laura Writes 

      6 years ago

      Are the before and after pictures of the same people? Some of them look like an entirely different person!

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Having worked for a Heart Specialist, I know first hand how Dangerous this type of Surgery can be...and I will add the weight can be gained back...Having said that, if the person has tried every type of diet and the heart is growing weak from all the excess weight, then it maybe the only solution...People sometimes just want a quick fix, that is the Society we live in. Well informed Hub Aman, thanks for sharing.

    • fucsia profile image


      7 years ago

      This is the only solution for some, but for some others it is not the better way to lose weight. As you wrote the psycological implications are many and must be considered. Maybe some people think that this is the easier way but there is not a definitive weight loss without commitment and constancy.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      It must be a very hard decision because of the health risks but I can see the point.

    • Paradise7 profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      A receptionist where I once worked had this done. She was morbidly obese and it was causing health issues with her; she had tried so many diets and the poor girl just couldn't seem to lose weight. For every pound she lost, she gained two.

      This surgery succeeded for her, very well. I'll never forget the day she came in to work in "regular" size clothes!! She was ecstatic!


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