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Will I Be ‘Mal-Absorbing’ Calories After Weight Loss Surgery?

The ‘gold standard’ modern bariatric procedures – gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric band – are generally very safe and do not lead to significant calorie malabsorption. Weight loss after these procedures is achieved via a combination of restriction and post-operative hormonal changes that lead people to eat less. Some ideas of why people lose weight after surgery have been…

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Can I Eat Normally After Bariatric Surgery?

This is a common question and, not unsurprisingly, often leads to a degree of anxiety either before or after weight loss surgery. Immediately after surgery we recommend building up slowly from liquids to a soft diet to ‘normal’ solids within 4-6 weeks. In the long term the ‘clinical’ answer is that we want patients to be able to eat normally…

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What’s Better? The Gastric Bypass Or The Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Gastric Bypass vs the Sleeve Gastrectomy

The most common procedures performed for weight loss today are the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass. But which is better? This is a good question and has led to much debate over the last ten years. In terms of weight loss, although early data seemed to favour the gastric bypass, most modern data suggests they are both equally effective;…

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