What Type of Dietary System Are You Supposed to Follow After a Gastric Bypass?

After a gastric bypass is there a particular dietry system that as to be followed? Are you supposed to eat certain foods and stay away from others? Or is it just about common sense?

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Diet after gastric bypass

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Whatever you do, if you have had gastric bypass or planning it, make sure you have it done by a bariatric surgeon who has an established program in place for you to follow after your surgery. This is not just bariatric surgery and you go out the door on your own to lose your weight. You need lifelong supervision and follow-up. And most importantly, a board certified expert to ensure that you are not vitamin deficient, that you have reached your BMI, that you are maintaining your BMI and also that you are monitored for long term effects and problems, if any should develop in scientific studies.

So, choose your bariatric surgeon and bariatric weight loss program carefully. be sure you ask your surgeon about whether or not he/she will follow you after the surgery is done.

Diet of gastric bypass

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In general after 6 weeks the diet is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. You should also drink lots of water.

See the video for more details.

Shawn Garber, MD FACS

The New York Bariatric Group

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