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Surgical Outcomes

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Average weight loss, from 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, takes place over the 12- to 14-month period after surgery.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Average weight loss, from 40 to 60 percent of excess body weight, takes place over the two to three years following surgery. The band is both adjustable and reversible.

Effect on co-morbidities:

  • Diabetes - From 60 to 85 percent of diabetics either improve or resolve their diabetes
  • Hypertension - About 60 percent have improvement or resolution of hypertension
  • Sleep Apnea - About 85 to 90 percent have resolution and CPAP therapy is no longer necessary
  • Arthritis of weight-bearing joints - Most patients have marked improvement in their symptoms
  • GERD - Most patients have marked improvement
  • Urinary stress incontinence - Most patients have marked improvement
  • Infertility - May resolve with significant weight loss

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