According to Denise Mann for WebMD, gastric bypass surgery causes patients to change their eating habits permanently. This usually entails consuming several small meals every day and strictly pacing the intake of food to... More »

Gastric bypass surgery is the procedure of cutting the stomach into large and small sections to shrink the size of the stomach, according to WebMD. The procedure allows patients to feel full faster, forcing them to eat l... More » Health

The key to managing the symptoms caused by gastric bypass surgery is to eat a nutritious and balanced diet full of high quality proteins and minerals such as iron, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B 12. It is important to ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A blood clot in the legs or lung, infection in the incision, or a leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity or location where the intestine is connected resulting in peritonitis, are risks of gastric bypass surgery... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Before financing weight loss surgeries, such as gastric bypass, insurance companies generally require patients to provide documentation of weight-related health issues and proof of participation in a doctor-supervised we... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The amount of time it takes to recover from gastric bypass surgery depends on the patient's health and the type of surgery performed. Normal recovery times vary from two to six weeks before patients are able to get back ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Possible dangers of gastric bypass surgery include wound infections, ulcers, food intolerance, bleeding and digestive problems, states Mayo Clinic. Around 1 to 5 percent of people may develop serious complications, such ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues