Thousands of people in New York have experienced the tremendous and life-changing benefits of gastric bypass surgery. They have seen their weight drop dramatically; their co-morbidities greatly improve or disappear altogether and have gained a far better quality of life. Indeed, the procedure has an excellent and long-standing history of successful, sustained weight loss.
Unfortunately, some patients have seen the benefits erode over time, as their weight crept back up, while others saw their weight loss halt too soon, well before they reached their desired weight.
Gastric bypass failure is most often the result of the gastric pouch and the connection between the pouch and the small intestine stretching over time. This leads to the patient being able to eat larger amounts of food and the rate of digestion accelerating. Therefore, weight loss stalls or significant weight is gained back.