Both laparoscopic bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) are considered major procedures. Therefore, the complications associated with major surgery – and the use of general anesthesia – can occur. At our educational seminar and in surgical consultations, we provide information on procedure-specific complications. For additional information regarding the risks associated with weight loss surgery:
For those with BMI greater than 50, there are higher surgical risks. These risks are discussed in detail at our Pre-surgery Educational Seminars and in surgical consultations.
For those dealing with morbid obesity, surgery is a valuable weight loss tool – helping those who have not found success in other, more conventional weight loss programs. In fact, weight loss surgery is the only proven way to achieve successful, long-term weight loss for those dealing with morbid obesity.
Among weight loss surgery’s key benefits are its ability to:
The amount of weight you lose – and the rate of loss – depend on the type of surgery you receive and how closely you follow the “Five Rules” regarding diet, nutrition and exercise. Patients receiving gastric bypass surgery typically lose 50 to 75 percent of their excess body weight within the first year after surgery. LAP-BAND® surgery patients typically lose 33 to 66 percent of their excess body weight within the first year after surgery. Sleeve Gestrectomy patients may lose 33 to 83 percent loss of their excess body within 3 years of surgery.