- HEALTH TRACKER
What happens once you meet your goal weight?
Is the procedure reversed once you've reached goal? I know this may seem like a dumb question, but I'm genuinely interested. Seems like eventually, you'd just waste away to nothing. — carey M. (posted on July 17, 2000)
July 18, 2000
From the perspective of a proximal RNY procedure, surgeons refer to an 18 month "window of opportunity" for optimal weight loss as a direct result of the surgery itself. Any desired weight loss after this period generally depends on exercise and continued monitoring of the diet. Only 1% of these WLS patients continue to lose weight in an "uncontrollable manner" requiring reversal of the procedure; most other patients who find themselves continuing to lose weight past their desired goal will be able to manage that problem with increased protein and calories. RNY procedures, whether lap or open, transected or stapled, are completely reversible, whereas DS procedures are not generally considered to be reversible.
— Diana T.
July 18, 2000
To set the record straight, the DS is completely reversible and revisable. If one refers to the portion of stomach that is removed, then one also has to remember that what is left is still a normal functioning stomach.
— Kris S.
January 25, 2001
Ok, well...seems like a logical question. You lose weight to be healthier and to look better....So, my answer to you is GO OUT HAVE A GOOD TIME and ENJOY LIFE FOR ONCE! Now that you will be living longer w/o complication!!