The actual weight a patient will lose after the procedure is dependent on several factors. These include:
- Patient's age
- Weight before surgery
- Overall condition of patient's health
- Surgical procedure
- Ability to exercise
- Commitment to maintaining dietary guidelines and other follow-up care
- Motivation of patient and cooperation of their family, friends and associates
In general, weight loss surgery success is defined as achieving loss of 50% or more of excess body weight and maintaining that level for at least five years.
Clinical data will vary for each of the different procedures mentioned on this site. Results may also vary by surgeon. Ask your doctor for the clinical data stating their results of the procedure they are recommending.
Clinical studies indicate that many patients lose weight quickly and continue to do so until 18 to 24 months following surgery.
Patients with higher initial BMIs tend to lose more total weight. Patients with lower initial BMIs will lose a greater percentage of their excess weight and will more likely come closer to their ideal body weight.
Weight loss surgery has been found to be effective in improving and controlling many obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and depression.
North Cypress Weight Loss Center offers both the Lap-Band and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedures. You and your physician will decide which procedure is right for you.