gastric-bypass-support-groups.jpg Gastric bypass surgery for super obese has become popular weight reduction procedure with credible results. The results are achieved over time between 1-2 years after gastric bypass surgery. Once the surgery is completed, the patient needs to cultivate healthy nutritional habits to avoid getting overweight again. Apart from this physical and emotional support to the patient is essential. The long term support and consistent follow-up coupled with supportive family will go a long way in maintaining the results.

The key to post-surgical success is consistent follow-up and long-term support. Gastric bypass patients must do their parts, but hospitals and insurance companies must provide a safety net to see them through the likely complications. Some patients who have successfully kept off from gaining weight again have attributed this to support groups. The support groups can be family members, friends, doctors or a patient who has undergone the procedure.