Hi, I Have Had the Gastric Bypass a Little over 2 Years Ago and Have Never Reached my Goal

weight. I have had 4 hernia repairs within a year and now have started gaining weight back rapidly.. Is this normal?

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Expected weight loss after gastric bypass

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Weight loss after gastric bypass varies depending on several factors.  Roughly patients can expect to loose 60 percent of their excess weight by six months post surgery, that is excess weight. Ultimately patients will loose more weight depending on their exercise. Throughout the first year, it is important to follow up with your surgeon to monitor your weight loss.

The most important thing that usually drives good weight loss is a good nutritional regimen.  If you are concerned about poor weight loss after your surgery, it is important to consult with your surgeon.

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