An acquaintance was telling me that she knows people who have had gastric bypass surgery and have done extraordinarily well. She tells me that the latest surgery of this kind will never allow you to over eat. I recall meeting a person or two in the past, who had the procedure years ago, who very slowly , but surely, managed to gain weight back (itty bit at a time of overeating). She said the newest procedures don't allow this to happen. Our Difficult Child is 240 pounds at approx. 5'3". She over-ate from day one, but her bipolar medications seem to have caused bad carb cravings. And, perhaps because she is not well mentally and a variety of other reasons, she doesn't try to curb her eating at all. I'm worried about her health. Her bio family has a hx of diabetes. Soooo....do you think one of these gastro surgeries (if she would want one) is do-able? Has anyone done one and wish to talk about it? Or perhaps is very friendly or close with someone who has had one recently and can share any pertinent info? Many thanks.