Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

The Issue

Everyone goes into metabolic and bariatric surgery saying “This is it! I’m finally going to lose my weight and keep it off.” No one goes into surgery expecting to regain weight or be a non-responder and not lose any weight. Sadly, weight regain can happen as early as 1-2 years after surgery. Approximately 20% of patients may regain all their weight. Moreover, 10-20% of patients hardly lose any weight at all after surgery.

The Cause

Some causes of weight regain include a large stomach pouch, changes in appetite with increased hunger, larger portion sizes, increased sweet consumption, emotional eating, etc. Unsurprisingly, life gets busy and there is less emphasis on meal prepping, food logging and exercise.

Maybe you didn’t lose all the weight you wanted. Maybe you can eat more than you did before. Maybe you are feeling hopeless, embarrassed, frustrated, and discouraged by the weight regain. Some say weight regain is normal and to be expected. But do you really have to settle for it?

The Solution

As a metabolic and bariatric surgeon, I know what you are going through. I have helped hundreds of patients in this situation without risky revisional surgery. With our comprehensive approach, we will get you back on track in no time. We will discuss why it was hard to maintain a lower weight after surgery.

We will create a treatment plan just for you encompassing dietary changes, increasing exercise, laboratory testing including a full vitamin panel and weight loss medications. Hormones such as GLP-1 and GIP play an active role in satiety and weight loss after metabolic and bariatric surgery. Studies have shown replacing these hormones through weight loss medications work to reverse the weight regain. For those who may not have lost any weight after surgery, adding weight loss medications to the treatment plan has yielded that expected additional weight loss.

We're here for you

If you’re suffering with this issue, you’re not alone and there is a solution. We’ve helped countless others in the same situation, and we would love to make a difference in your life. All you have to do is reach out to us if you’re ready to make that change.