The Dark Side Of Weight Loss Surgery: Final Remarks - March 6, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017
Thank you all for taking the time to comment on my blog about weight loss surgery. Let me add some photos so you have a better understanding of what these surgeries entail:
GASTRIC SLEEVE - 2/3 of your stomach gets cut away, including the elements for transporting Vitamin B12. Here's a great graphic, including the pros and cons of the surgery;
GASTRIC BYPASS - Exactly what it says: The majority of the stomach is bypassed (only a pouch remains) and is then attached directly to the lower part of the intestine.
These are PERMANENT procedures.
One last comment: There is someone on SP who after losing about 150 pounds, was stymied by no further weight loss, and actually gained back 40 pounds. This individual decided to have a permanent bypass procedure, and proudly showed off the resultant weight loss. What bothers me very much about this SP motivator, immediately after the surgery, this person was given VERY SPECIFIC instructions on what foods could and could not be eaten in the immediate post-op period. So what did this person do? Went right away to the food that was not supposed to be eaten, with the expected results: The person became violently ill. THIS is the problem I have with these procedures. And the personal page that belongs to this individual is no longer accessible. Draw your own conclusions.
AUTHOR'S EDIT: This blog, as well as the previous one, is meant to be educational and informative. Nothing mentioned here, is meant to replace a physician's or surgeon's counsel.