Why Should You Choose Bariatric Surgery?
Expected Outcome of Bariatric Surgery (General)
Many medical studies have shown that everyone loses weight in the first weeks and months following bariatric surgery. This initial weight loss is rapid and dramatic. During this time the stomach pouch created gradually increases in size to a capacity of about 5-6 ounces. Maintaining lost weight is largely dependent on adopting proper dietary habits to ensure usefulness of the stomach pouch.
Bariatric surgical patients can expect to lose up to 65-75% of excess weight by one year and additional weight loss in the second year. Usually weight loss stabilizes at this point, on the basis of three healthy and moderate meals a day, and avoidance of calorie-containing beverages.
Weight loss usually reaches a maximum between 18 and 24 months, postoperatively. Data suggest that mean weight loss at 5 years ranged from 48 to 74% after gastric bypass, and long-term weight loss (14 years) exceeded 50%.
Weight loss surgery has been reported to improve several weight-related health conditions such as glucose intolerance and diabetes, sleep apnea, and obesity-associated hypoventilation.
Weight Loss Surgery Center of Excellence Patient Weight Loss
- 100% of our patients lose weight
- For the gastric bypass, average weight loss at 6 months is approximately 90 lbs.; at 1 year weight loss is approximately 117 lbs.
- At 6 months, average reduction in BMI is 13.5 points (13.65) for the gastric bypass, representing a 67% reduction in excess body weight
- At 1 year, average reduction in BMI is 18 points (18.11) for the gastric bypass, representing a 71% reduction in excess body weight
Weight-Related Health Condition Improvements
- Nearly 80% of patients have 4 or more weight-related health conditions prior to surgery; within 6 months nearly all these health conditions have improved or even resolved
- 94% of diabetes resolves within 1 month
- 66% of hypertension resolves within 6 months
- 64% of sleep apnea resolves at 1 year
Surgery Patient Complications
- 99% of our bariatric surgeries are successfully completed laparoscopically.
- Complications such as leaks (<1%) are very low (overall rate <4%), which is consistent or better than reported in the medical literature.