A recently published study of gastric bypass surgery found that a year after their procedure patients had lost on average nearly 100 pounds. The study found that ten years after surgery they had regained approximately 7 pounds.
The study was published August 31, 2016 online at JAMA Surgery. Researchers at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina studied the results of weight loss surgery in 1,787 patients. You can read more about the study at National Public Radio (NPR).
While earlier studies have suggested that weight loss surgery could lead to lasting success, this study adds new information because of the length of the study and the large number of patients involved. Most of the patients were male. Earlier studies have often focused on female patients.
Only about 3 percent of those in the study regained after ten years most or all of the weight they had lost, according to NPR. Most patients had maintained their initial loss or continued to lose in the years following the surgery. The study compared patients who had weight loss surgery with obese people who did not have surgery. Those in the nonsurgical group had little change in their weight over ten years.
At Northwest Weight Loss Surgery we offer the best weight loss surgical procedures available: gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap band surgery, reshape gastric balloon and revision of weight loss surgery band over bypass. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery, with small incisions and quick recoveries.
Weight Loss Surgery Results Last
How much weight have you lost over the years? If you’ve struggled with obesity, it’s possible you’ve been on dozens of diets. You may have lost the extra pounds. But, chances are the weight came back.
Many people have experienced the same frustration. It’s all too common after a diet to regain the weight you lost. Often, dieters gain more than they lost, adding more weight with each attempt at losing. This cycle of losing and gaining can be emotionally devastating, and it isn’t good for your physical health either.
The promise of weight loss surgery is that it gives tools to people struggling with obesity. It isn’t a perfect solution and patients still need to work for weight loss, but surgery is more effective than diet or exercise for long-term success.
Many bariatric patients lose more than 50 percent of their excess weight and improve their health substantially. A resolution of type 2 diabetes is one of the most dramatic results of weight loss surgery.
Weight loss surgery changes patients’ hunger response. Each type of surgery reduces the size of the stomach. Patients feel full after eating small amounts of food. After surgery, patients also absorb fewer calories.
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Northwest Weight Loss Surgery has been helping patients lose weight since 2002. Please contact us for more information. Please attend a free informational seminar to learn more about our services.
Added on 01/26/2017
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