Weight Loss Surgery

Evaluating Risk Factors: Weight Loss Surgery - Bariatric Surgery

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as weight loss surgery — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having undergone surgery in the past, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you undergone any form of weight loss surgery (Bariatric Surgery)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Adjustable gastric banding
→ Gastric bypass surgery
→ Biliopancreatic diversion with/out duodenal switch
→ Sleeve gastrectomy

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of bariatric surgery, adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery, biliopancreatic diversion or sleeve gastrectomy, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Raw Food/Fruitarian Diet Consequences

Those on a raw food/fruitarian diet after bariatric surgery must plan their diet extremely carefully because the requirements of high protein and low sugar content are not easily met on this dietary regime.  Although raw foodists and fruitarians need not worry about consuming tough/rubbery meats, high-fat foods, fried food, junk food or sticky foods, they do need to be especially careful to avoid crunchy foods such as raw fruits & vegetables, and nuts.  Fruit peel should be removed.

Short Bowel Syndrome

Short Bowel Syndrome also suggests the following possibilities:


Short bowel syndrome is a malabsorption disorder in which water and nutrients are not properly absorbed because a significant portion of the small intestine is missing.  Water remains in the stool, causing diarrhea and dehydration.


Underconsumption also suggests the following possibilities:

Vegan Diet Consequences

Although vegans tend not to consume tough/rubbery meats or high-fat foods, they do (like everyone else after bariatric surgery) also need to avoid fried foods, sugary foods, junk food, and sticky foods.  Vegans need to be especially careful to consume sufficient protein and avoid crunchy foods such as raw fruits & vegetables, and nuts.

... and also reduce your risk factors for:
Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

In most cases (86% in one study), gastric bypass surgery cures GERD.  After surgery, the small remaining portion of the upper stomach (the "pouch") has very few acid-producing cells, so GERD symptoms usually disappear right away.

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