How Effective is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric Surgery is the procedure to lose 50 percent or more of excess body weight and maintain that for at least 5 years. The actual weight lost by the patient depends on many factors such as age, discipline to follow guidelines, level of commitment to exercise, motivation and health of the patient.
Results may also vary based upon the procedure chosen and surgeon. Please consult your doctor on the clinical results of weight loss for the procedures.
Patients with higher BMI benefit from higher total weight loss, whereas patients with lower BMI lose greater percentage of excess weight. Bariatric Surgery also benefits people with Type 2 Diabetes by reducing associated health problems and obesity conditions. Higher weight loss is observed among patients without Type2 Diabetes.
Bariatric Surgery exhibits long lasting results of loss of 50% of excess weights upto 10-14 years post surgery.