Question by mustangsally76: Gastric Bypass surgery….good…bad?
I have an appointment tomorrow to go see a surgeon about getting a gastric bypass surgery. I’ve been overweight for most of my life and have tried just about every diet on the planet but without much success. I am really looking forward to seeing the surgeon about a Gastric Bypass. There is no cost for me (we are military) so that is not a factor. They will even do body lifts after the weight is lost.
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the procedure. Was it a good thing for you or bad? Was it worth it? What can I expect? I’ve done lots of research on the web but hearing from real people is so different!
Yes, I have always exercised.. it’s kinda goes along with the whole dieting thing. to diet and not exercise is just stupid. I was walking 4 milesa day and doing weights but would still only lose a small amount of weight over a period of months and then just stop losing period.
Thank you all! You’ve got some really great opinions and ideas. I’m not worried about the surgery itself..the surgeon we have here is a leader in the field of Gastirc Bypass and has done many of them. I know all the risks involved.
Answer by teresathegreat
Any surgery should be a very last resort.
You mentioned diet, but not exercise. Have you ever really and truly committed to a doctor-supervised weight management program that included intense exercise? That should be something to enroll in (commit to it, not just “try” it) before considering surgery.
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