Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
- Q Should protein supplements be taken after gastric bypass surgery?
Kate Myerson, Nutrition & DieteticsIt is important to get adequate protein after gastric bypass, typically 60 grams a day, but that can vary from person to person. In the beginning you may be instructed to consume a liquid diet which may make it difficult to get in enough protein. In this... Full Answer
- Q Should plenty of fluids be taken after gastric bypass surgery?
Kate Myerson, Nutrition & DieteticsAdequate fluids is very important after surgery to make sure you do not become dehydrated. Typically it is 8, 8 oz glasses but may vary from person to person. It is crucial that you do not guzzle the 64 oz or even 8 oz all at once but rather sip at it... Full Answer
- Q Will Medicare reimburse me for bariatric surgery?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIn order for Medicare to reimburse the cost of weight loss surgery, surgical centers need to be certified by either the ASBS (American Society of Bariatric Surgery) or the ACS (American College of Surgeons). Medicare recently has agreed to pay for... Full Answer