Being overweight is now considered to be an epidemic as more than 60 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight. There is an increasing effort to remedy this epidemic by any means which may include surgery, medication or various other alternatives.
Every year the number of people who schedule and undergo a gastric bypass surgery increases dramatically and hopefully one day this overweight epidemic will come to an end.
There are two types of people who may consider undergoing a gastric bypass procedure. The first type of person is the one who has literally tried everything that they possibly can in an attempt to regain control of their weight while the second type is the person who lacks the will to try everything and wants an easy way out. For the first type of person, chances are that the gastric bypass procedure will work for you 100% however for the second type it will not.
After undergoing a gastric bypass procedure you have to completely change your lifestyle and diet. You can no longer eat sweets or drink cola unless it is diet, you will also have to pick up an exercise regimen because you can regain the weight. If you are the type that wanted an easy way out and then decide to not follow your new diet and lifestyle then chances are you will regain all of your weight back and will be left with no other option but to loose the weight the old fashioned way with plenty of exercise and calorie watching.
Many insurance companies will not cover a second procedure simply because of your agreement to change prior to receiving the first one. Sure if you regain the weight and stretch out this walnut sized pouch in your stomach you can find some surgeon to redo the procedure, but of course you will be paying for it and most surgeons will not accept you as a patient.
As long as you are completely willing to go all the way and ignore the hunger that you may get then the gastric bypass surgery will really work for you. If you choose to return to your old habits of literally eating every thing that you feel like and refusing to exercise then not only will the gastric bypass surgery fail, but chances are that you will end up suffering from chronic dumping syndrome.