Gastric Bypass Surgery Forums

  1. Basics for Gastric Bypass Surgery Beginners

    1. PRE-Operation Gastric Bypass Surgery Questions & Answers

      This is the place to talk about your pre-surgery preparation. Discuss choosing a surgeon, pre-op diets and nutrition, medical tests, and other basic Gastric Bypass Surgery issues.

    2. POST-Operation Gastric Bypass Surgery Questions & Answers

      This is the place to talk about post-op questions. Discuss recovery, the post-op Gastric Bypass diet progression, nutrition, complications, medical tests, and other Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery issues.

  2. My Gastric Bypass Surgery Journey - Tell Your Story

    1. Tell Your Gastric Bypass Surgery Story

      This is the place to share your Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) Surgery journey with other members. Please start your own thread to tell us more about yourself. Do you have the gastric bypass? Who was/is your surgeon? How much weight have you lost, what changes have you noticed, and what challenges have you overcome?

  3. Main Gastric Bypass Surgery Forums

    1. Gastric Bypass Surgery Success Stories

      Congratulations! You made a life-changing decision and are now benefiting from your new, positive lifestyle. Please share your Gastric Bypass surgery success story with our community. You deserve to celebrate, and your story may make the difference in someone else's life.

    2. General Gastric Bypass Surgery Discussion

      This forum is for any topic related to the Gastric Bypass Surgery that is not covered in other forums. Sample topics include complications, exercise, and replacement addictions.

    3. Gastric Bypass Surgeons and Hospitals

      This forum is the place to share your personal experiences and discuss surgery costs, length and quality of hospital stays, surgeon recommendations, and anything else related to Gastric Bypass surgeons and hospitals.

    4. Insurance & Financing

      This forum is for discussions related to Gastric Bypass surgery insurance coverage and financing options. Gain from learning from others’ experiences!

    5. Band to Gastric Bypass Revisions

      This forum is dedicated to discussions dealing with revising from a Gastric band to Gastric Bypass surgery.

    6. Research & Statistics

      Have you come across new research that you want to discuss or share? This is the place to post and discuss research studies and statistics that you find related to Gastric Bypass, obesity, weight loss surgery, and weight loss.

  4. Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

    1. General Gastric Bypass Surgery Support

      Weight loss is easier when you have support. This forum is for providing and receiving emotional and psychological support before or after Gastric Bypass surgery.

    2. Gastric Bypass Buddies/Mentors

      A buddy/mentoring relationship pairs a successful and experienced BariatricPal member with a novice and/or struggling BariatricPal member. Both partners work together through the physical, emotional, and spiritual components involved in weight loss. The goal is for both partners to achieve and maintain healthy weights. This is a win-win relationship, with the more experienced BariatricPal member having his/her weight loss reaffirmed, and the novice or struggling BariatricPal member building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve his/her goals.

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    4. Monthly Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

      This is the place to gather with others who are having Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) the same month you are. You can go through the journey together.

    5. Age-Specific Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

      These forums allow you to discuss age specific Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) issues with others in your age group. Your age can affect how you respond to the surgery, and the journey can be easier when you share with others who are of similar age.

    6. Pregnancy with Gastric Bypass Surgery

      This is the place for support for pregnant, trying-to-get-pregnant, and new parents after Gastric Bypass surgery. Share your tips and support here regarding breastfeeding, good nutrition, and taking care of yourself and your baby.

    7. Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications Support Group

      Come here to give and receive advice and support for Gastric Bypass complications, such as leakage, food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

  5. General Weight Loss Surgery Forums

    1. General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions

      Talk about anything related to weight loss surgery, such as choosing a surgery and surgeon, preparing for surgery, pre-surgery and post-surgery diets, weight loss, exercise and mental challenges. Exchange recipes, find weight loss surgery buddies, get exercise advice, ask about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and share your weight loss surgery story!

    2. Mexico & Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery

      A forum for discussing travel to Mexico to have Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or another type of Weight Loss Surgery, as well as for discussing self-pay for weight loss surgery


    3. Food and Nutrition

      This forum is for questions about food and nutrition before and after all types of surgeries. Check out the sub-forums to see if there is a more specific place for your post, to help people find information more easily.

    4. Fitness & Exercise

      This forum is devoted to discussions, questions, and answers dealing with fitness and exercise, routines, habits, etc.

    5. Plastic Surgery

      Congratulations on achieving or approaching your goal weight! Are you thinking about skin removal, cosmetic, or reconstructive surgery? This is the forum dedicated to discussing tummy tucks, brachioplasty (arm lift), mastopexy (breast lift), and inner thigh lifts, and other cosmetic procedures after losing a lot of weight with weight loss surgery.

    6. Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health and Wellness

      Weight loss is an inside job. This forum is for providing and receiving encouragement, information, inspiration, and tools to help you navigate the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your weight loss journey.

    7. Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff

      Has your weight loss slowed or come to a complete stop? Are you frustrated because the scale isn't moving? This is the forum to discuss the infamous "STALL" and get the support you need to get through it.

    8. Maintenance Forums

      Congratulations on hitting your goal weight! Now the journey continues as you keep up those good habits and learn how to keep the pounds off for good. This forum is for discussing anything related to maintenance, from recipes and strategies to struggles and triumphs. If you’re getting close to goal weight, use this forum to find out what need to know about the transition to maintenance.

    9. Regain and Back-on-Track (NEW!)

      Some WLS patients say losing weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight is the hard part. If you have experienced weight regain after losing weight after WLS, this is the place to talk about why the pounds came back on and how you can get them off again. It could be related to diet, exercise, attitude, or something else!

    10. WLS Veteran's Forum

      Been around BariatricPal for a while? Then chat with other old-timers who also know the drill! Sometimes it just feels more comfortable to kick back and shoot the breeze with familiar faces. So, come on into the Vets Forum for some serious WLS talk or just to hang out. We're old pals here!

      NOTE:  You must be 18 months post-op to participate in the WLS Veterans's Forum.

    11. Rants & Raves

      Want debate? Get it here. Gripe, complain, moan, fight, rant and rave. Enter at your own risk!

    12. The Lounge

      This forum is for general conversation, sharing interests, having a laugh or discussing anything not specifically related to Weight Loss Surgery surgery.

    13. Powder Room - Ladies Gone Wild

      This is a place for ladies to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

    14. The Guys’ Room

      This is a place for men to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

    15. Where Venus and Mars Collide

      Do you want to discuss ADULT subject matter with both genders? Questions about love, relationships, intimacy, and general off-topic chat welcome. Get the thoughts and opinions of both men and women here! Please note that there is a singles room if you are looking for love, this is not that place. **You must be 18 to enter!**

    16. Singles Forum

      Looking for that special someone? Once you start on your weight loss surgery journey, everything from your lifestyle to your body to the way you think about yourself and the world changes. Here is a forum to meet other weight loss surgery singles who know what you’re going through and who are have the same health goals and lifestyle as you do. Have fun!

    17. Special Needs Forum

      We all have special needs…but some of us have certain challenges that make the “regular” WLS advice more difficult to follow. The challenges can be age, living in a rural community without many structured options, or having specific health conditions that interfere with diet or exercise. This is the forum to talk about them and exchange ideas!

    18. Family and Friends

      Supporting a weight loss surgery (WLS) patient through his or her weight loss journey can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The journey is long and bumpy. These forums are where you can find other spouses, other family members, and friends to offer encouragement and advice as you support your loved one through his or her journey.

    19. BariatricPal en Español! (Nuevo!)

      Bienvenido a los foros de BariatricPal! Aquí se puede hablar de temas relacionadas con la cirugía de pérdida de peso. Discute las etapas de la dieta posoperatoria, su elección del cirujano, las luchas mentales del viaje de pérdida de peso, y cualquier cosa que está en su mente. No hay que estar solo cuando se someta a la cirugía para perder peso!

    20. Clothing and Goods Exchange

      Have clothes that are too big? Need smaller clothes? This is the forum to post your clothing needs in. Extra vitamins, protein powders and bars ? Bariatric Books ? Lets help one another out as we progress through our weight loss journeys by saving money and exchanging clothes and bariatric related goods with one another. No commercial postings, please.

    21. BariatricPal Polls

      Welcome to the BariatricPal Polls forum! There'll be a new polls regularly so you can cast your vote and add to the conversation to explain your vote. You also get to see how the other BariatricPal members voted. Come let us know what you think! If you have an idea for a poll, please post it below!

    22. Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures

      The Gastric Plication (sleeve plication or greater curvature plication), Duodenal Switch (DS), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), Gastric Balloon (intragastric balloon), and other Endolumenal Bariatric procedures are also options for treating obesity. This is where you can talk about these weight loss surgeries and procedures. Share your experiences and ask questions in these forums!

    23. Weight Loss Medications

      Are you using weight loss medications or are thinking about using them? Have you tried them before? This is the forum where you can talk about side effects, weight loss results, new drugs, and anything else related to using weight loss medications such as orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine, and others.

    24. Popular Diet Forum

      Before or after weight loss surgery, you may be following one of the popular diet plans to guide your eating. This is the place to talk about the Paleo diet, Atkins, Jenny Craig, SlimFast, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and any other diet. Talk about recipes, meal plans, do’s and don’ts, and how to get your popular diet to fit into your weight loss surgery diet.

    25. VIP Lounge

      Welcome to the VIP Lounge! This exclusive, private forum is just for BariatricPal Premium Members - other members and search engines can’t see it! Drop in when you want to talk about weight loss surgery or just shoot the breeze with other Premium Members. This is your place to hang out under the radar, so come on in and add your personality to the mix!

    26. BariatricPal Local Chapters

      Visit our NEW Local Chapter Directory


      Use these forums to find out about meetings in your area and contact your Local Chapter leaders. Keep up with your BariatricPal Local Chapter friends in between your regular face-to-face group meetings, and find out what other BariatricPal Local Chapter groups are up to.

    27. Weight Loss Surgery Magazine

      Weight Loss Surgery Magazine is an online publication made up of informative articles written by weight loss professionals who have experience with weight loss surgery.

      WLS Magazine covers many aspects of weight loss surgery and is written by health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, including: Physicians/Surgeons, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Health & Wellness Experts, Psychologists, Life Coaches and Others who are at the forefront in the fight against obesity.

    28. BariatricPal Newsletter

      BariatricPal News, a regular newsletter to keep you up to date on our community. We’ll tell you all about our exciting new features, programs and anything else you need and want to know about Our goal is to make sure you know everything.

    29. Website Assistance & Suggestions

      Technical questions? Comments about BariatricPal? We welcome feedback and suggestions on any aspect of This is also the place to visit for updates about new features and updates.

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  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Thejeweledsleeve

      4/27 - Went to see my PCP. I weighed in at the same weight lol. She said it was actually okay due to me having ate and drank during the day.  My blood pressure is normal and my sleeve is doing amazing. Today I cooked the following:
      1) Cauliflower cheese sticks (reduced fat cheese) - I did not like it. I will not be making that again.
      2) Steamed shrimp with zucchini noodles, with (1 TSP of Alfredo sauce from whole foods). The zucchini noodles were not good . I keep my food separated when I eat which is awesome.  I ate my 6 of shrimps and lightly dip it in the Alfredo sauce.  That was delicious. 
      On Saturday, I am thinking steaming me a tilapia. I went to trader joe's and purchased a wild tilapia. It is costed some money but it will be worth it (I hope). The only fish I have ever eaten that was not packaged is fried fish. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Newme17

        I'm soooooo glad it seems you took the weigh in lightly! I know you're making such great progress (and your nut too) that the scale number doesn't really matter at this point. Great job!!!

        1) 😂

        2) 👅 shrimp!!!!!! Yum

        3) tilapia is pretty good. That and salmon (which I don't have often) is what we eat. Funny thing, we're exact opposite. We've always eaten our fish grilled or baked, never fried. 😂

        whats really good on tilapia, is a Parmesan crust. Put a tad mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder mixed together. Supposed to mix butter too, but I'm trying to alter the recipe to be lower in fat. Another on top of almost fully cooked fish. Then sprinkle fresh Parmesan cheese on top and broil it until done.

        Im interested in how you season and cook your tilapia! Let me know! 😊

    • Newme17

      Thanks God His mercies are new everyday. I sure need it after today's lack of diet. 😔
      · 6 replies
      1. Newme17

        Likewise @Sweet as peaches!

      2. Thejeweledsleeve

        The first 3 days are always the hardest. I was agitated, angry and ready to eat everything in sight. Honestly, you just have to push past it. I say drink tons and tons of water. I did that for day 2 - 14 and I spent more time having to pee that I did not realize that I was hungry.

      3. Thejeweledsleeve

        @Sweet as peaches and @Newme17 you both got this. I have total faith and support in you both!!!

      4. Newme17

        I'll accept that faith you have and apply it as well. I was already battling whether I should finish something ate today, for tomorrow. I think I'll just say no (give it to my hubby) and call it quits on eating everything in sight.

        I managed to do an hour of Just Dance with my girls. All 251 pounds moved. 😂 after I sat down with sweat rolling off for a bit, drank a bottle of water, and took a shower, I felt so much better. Kept thinking how much better I'll feel without this fat and dancing. Another reason I can't fall like I did today. Got to keep on fighting, the prize is near.

      5. Sweet as peaches

        Thank you I am pushing on.

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    • cruelirony

      Today I have officially finished all of my pre-surgery testing and had my last supervised diet and exercise visit. Now I wait for them to review my file again and wait for my insurance to authorize pre-approval.
      I'm eager to get the ball rolling but I heard we are likely looking at the end of June as a surgery date.
      · 1 reply
      1. LeahF

        That's so great !!!Goodluck:)

    • Thejeweledsleeve

      4/26 - I had four slices of turkey and 1 slice of povolone from Subway today. I had grilled chicken and broccoli for lunch. I am kinda getting tired of grilled chicken. I would like to try fish however I am getting nervous about it. I have off tomorrow so what I am going to do is, see my PCP (Long pass due lol). Then head to the supermarket and get some fish. Idk how to cook fish and that scares me lol. If not, I can always buy grilled fish from my local fish market as well. 
      My Bf called me today. We have not talked to each other in 2 days (This normal. Between our Full Time Jobs and Full Time schooling 2 days is normal lol). He proceeded to tell me that he was down and really depressed in regards to the amount of stress he is under. So I just sent him these cute pictures while we were facing time and his face lite up. He started laughing. He laughed and said, "Your my best friend you know that right?" The sincerity in his voice melted my heart. Go BF for making my day better. 

      · 4 replies
      1. Newme17

        Fish is pretty easy to cook, but I understand if you don't cook it or rarely do, you'd wanna make sure it's completely finished. I'm gonna be eating a lot of shrimp. I do hope, a huge HOPE, that my taste for shrimp doesn't go away. That'll be a sad day. Do you like shrimp?

        You and bf sound super cute! 😍

        Love the pics! ❤️

      2. Sweet as peaches

        That is so sweet! I would be entirely tickled too. You are such a great friend and good luck with your fish. I know you can do it👊

      3. hoot temple

        many taste changes here. eggs, condiments, like ketchup, mustard etc i just dont care about anymore. but most all meats i love. tuna ok. veggies ok. things change some, but its worth it. walked by a nice looking dealer at a casino. she almost broke her neck to see the guy with the cowboy hat at perfect weight pass. turned her around with a smile. man it felt good, its worth it to look right and be healthy.

      4. Thejeweledsleeve

        Yeah my NUT said to try ketchup and mustard. I do not like the taste anymore. I actually just make my own condiments (1/3 tsp of vinegar and 1/3 tsp of light mayo). Condiments that totaled 11 calories. I was sooo excited!!

    • Vickis

      I'm having problems getting my powder to dissolve. Any tips?
      · 1 reply
      1. Ms. Brightside

        Protein powder? Some just dissolve better than others, unfortunately. I have found blending them works the best to get rid of the clumping and/or gritty taste.

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