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Frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

What will I be able to eat?


After surgery, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients will be on a clear liquid diet for one week and then transition to full liquids for two weeks. Then they will progress to a pureed food diet for two weeks, then soft foods for two weeks, and then they are ready for a regular diet by week six.


Lap-Band patients will also start on clear liquids for one day, but transition to full liquids for one week. Then they will progress to a pureed food diet for one week, then soft foods for one week and begin regular foods by week four.


Most patients are put on a special diet before surgery to help with weight loss.


With both types of surgery, a patient will be on a lifetime regimen of restricted portion sizes of regular foods, due to the reduced size of the stomach.  Patients are advised to eat four to six smaller meals or snacks spread throughout the day.


With gastric bypass, after one year most patients are able to eat nearly any type of food, but must eat smaller portions.


What will I be able to eat?


After surgery, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patientWho is a candidate for bariatric surgery?




  • Individuals with a body mass index, or BMI, greater than 40




  • Men who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight or women who are 80 pounds over their ideal body weight




  • Individuals with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have another condition such as obesity-related type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol 




  • Individuals who have made serious weight loss attempts with diet and exercise and have failed 




Will I lose my hair?




  • You may experience hair loss or hair thinning in the 3-5 months following your surgery. However, this is usually a temporary condition.




What is the average weight loss I can expect after bariatric surgery?


Weight loss results vary with each individual.

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