What kind of long–term changes will I need to make to ensure my gastric bypass is successful?
It is quite clear that surgery programs alone do not result in long term weight loss. A gastric bypass pouch serves as a tool for weight loss. Dietary restrictions and an exercise program will need to be followed to assure long term success.
As mentioned before, you will need close follow–up after surgery. You will need to see the dietician and the internist on a regular basis during the period of rapid weight loss.
In addition to follow up, patients will require life long vitamin supplements and temporary medication to reduce the risk of gallbladder disease.