Patients who undergo weight loss surgery consume less food and absorb fewer calories. For adults who qualify, a combination of surgery, behavior modification and support may offer the first and only hope of a successful weight loss.
Research shows that weight loss surgery patients typically lose one-third of their initial weight within 18 months. In the first two years after surgery, patients typically lose from two-thirds to three-fourths of their excess body weight.
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
and a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weight loss surgery is among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and other serious medical conditions
. The study
showed that surgery patients lost between 62 percent and 75 percent of excess weight. Surgery has been shown to resolve these issues at the following rates: Type 2 diabetes:
Remission in 76.8 percent and significantly improved in 86 percent of patientsHypertension:
Eliminated in 61.7 percent and significantly improved in 78.5 percent of patientsHigh cholesterol:
Reduced in more than 70 percent of patients Sleep apnea:
Eliminated in 85.7 percent of patients Also improved: GERD
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