|Health improvements after gastric bypass surgery|
|Health problem (Co-morbidity)||Result after gastric bypass surgery|
|Type 2 Diabetes||
Resolved† in 83.7% of patients. In fact, in some gastric bypass cases, resolution of type 2 diabetes occurred within days of the surgery.
|High blood pressure||Resolved in 67.5% of patients|
|High cholesterol||Improved†† in 94.9% of patients|
|Obstructive sleep apnea||Resolved in 80.4% of patients|
|Acid reflux/GERD||Resolved in 98% of patients|
|Depression||Improved in 47% of patients|
|Osteoarthritis and joint pain||Resolved in 41% of patients|
|Stress urinary incontinence||Resolved in 44% of patients|
|Menstrual dysfunction due to polycystic ovarian syndrome||Resolved in 100% of patients|
|Ovulation and fertility restored||Restored in 100% of patients|
† In medical terminology, “resolved” is defined as removing all known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.
†† In medical terminology, “improved” is defined as reducing the known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.
Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain than open surgical procedures.
Weight loss surgery may help to improve or resolve conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
Patients potentially save money on related prescription drugs, doctor visits and hospital visit.
Clinical studies of laparoscopic bariatric surgery patients found that they felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, potential risks and complications can occur with gastric bypass. Although these problems rarely occur, listed below are gastric bypass risks, bariatric surgery risks and abdominal surgery risks.
Note: Your weight, age and medical history play a significant role in determining your specific risks. Your surgeon can inform you about your specific weight loss surgery risks.
Note: Risks are associated with any type of surgery, including abdominal surgery. These risks are greater for individuals who suffer from obesity.
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2012 Consensus Statement, the gastric bypass complication rate in the hands of a skilled surgeon is roughly five percent, and the operative mortality (death) rate is roughly 0.5 percent.
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