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What should I expect after having a Roux-En-Y gastric bypass?

Recovery is great because 99% of the time we perform the procedure laparoscopically with small incisions. Patients experience less pain from the incision, a quicker recovery time and most of the time, they get to go home 24 hours after surgery and are back to work about two weeks later.
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure helps you lose weight by helping you feel more satisfied with less food.
 
This weight loss surgery:
  • limits the number of calories your body absorbs
  • changes gut hormones so you feel full sooner
  • can help reverse type 2 diabetes
After surgery, you'll need to follow lifestyle guidelines recommended by your surgeon to prevent side effects such as dumping syndrome and nutritional deficiencies. This will include being active each day, eating a high protein diet with small portions, drinking 64 ounces of water and taking a daily vitamin/mineral supplement.

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