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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Treatment Information
Before you can undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, you must meet certain medical and health insurance guidelines, such as a psychological evaluation, to ensure that you are ready to make the lifestyle changes required after surgery. You must also attend a seminar and support groups to learn about the gastric bypass procedure and what is required for success. Our physicians collaborate with you, and your other doctors and counselors to give you the best weight loss outcomes.
- Seminars. We offer free monthly seminars to educate you about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. These workshops feature talks from a bariatric surgeon. The pre- and post-operation process is described.
- Bariatric support groups. Before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, our monthly support groups let you meet with others who are sharing the same experience. Although it is not required, pre-operative patients can attend support groups to prepare for surgery.
- Nutrition. Before and after your surgery, you need to eat certain foods in certain ways to stay healthy while losing weight. Your diet is important to maintain the integrity of your surgical procedure. A trained bariatric nutritionist will recommend proper calorie intake and menus needed for you to lose weight safely and healthfully. Our program emphasizes eating regular food and using a low carbohydrate, high protein diet. You will take vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of your life after surgery. This is because you can no longer eat enough food to get the nutrients you need and your body cannot absorb certain nutrients after gastric bypass surgery.
- Fitness. Staying active is a key part of your recovery after surgery. You will receive individualized fitness prescriptions from your care team to help you lose weight.
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Services
Learn more about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery treatments at these websites:
A Sampling of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Services
Indiana University Health Bariatric blog
This regularly updated site provides information, resources and links to articles about bariatric and medical weight loss options.
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
This national association provides in-depth information about obesity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and many other bariatric procedures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This government agency delivers a comprehensive look at the implications of adult and youth obesity on society, and strategies for change.
Weight-control Information Network
This service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases provides an overview of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and other bariatric surgeries, with information about costs, research and other resources.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This division of the National Institutes of Health provides detailed information about obesity and its impact on the heart, lung and blood. It also provides information regarding complications, treatments (including bariatric surgery), research and clinical trials for obesity.