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Nutrition, Fitness & Diet

Weight Gain Concerns after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, and I’m here today to go over a few frequently asked questions from our patients.

We have patients that are concerned that they stop losing weight or they start gaining weight out about six months to a year post surgery. A great way to get back on track is to do, what I call, reset. We need to reset your body again. Remember when you first got out of surgery. You we’re doing your two protein drinks a day and a meal of meat and vegetables. Well, folks that’s where we need to go back. We need to start your day with a whey protein drink or shake of your favorite recipe, for a favorite smoothie. I would love to have you do that for two meals a day, lots of water, lots of fluid in between those shakes and whatever meal you want to make your main meal, that’s where you’re going to have your meat or your protein source and your vegetables. Don’t be afraid about dressings. Please make sure that your dressing is an olive oil-based version, like maybe olive oil vinaigrette or an Italian-based dressing with olive oil. This works really well for the majority of our patients. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at Thanks for watching and have a healthy day.

Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.

Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach’s surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.

If you are looking for the premier weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada contact Blossom Bariatrics today at (702) 463-3300 or visit