Gastric bypass surgery significantly changes the structure and function of your digestive system. You have to adapt the amounts and types of foods you eat following bypass surgery to account for this, not only while you heal following surgery, but in the longer term to take into account the small size of your stomach and your inability to digest certain nutrients if you’ve had bypass surgery.
Patients with extensive gastric bypasses of the normal digestive process require close monitoring and life-long use of special foods, supplements, and medications. This means major changes to your life and it’s important to remember that successful results following any bariatric operation depend on how well you adopt a long-term plan of healthy eating and regular physical activity.
There are safe and effective alternatives to gastric bypass surgery, and the same weight loss results can be achieved - without the long-term risks and detriments to quality of life.