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Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Weight loss following bariatric surgery ranges from 59 to 72 percent of excess body weight, and takes place over the 12- to 14-month period after surgery.

Effect on Comorbidities

Interest in bariatric and metabolic surgery has been heightened by the introduction of safer and less invasive procedures and by the publication of evidence showing long-term surgery-related outcomes. More information about the potential benefits of bariatric surgery can also be found on the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery website

  • Diabetes either improves or resolves in 60 to 85 percent of patients.

  • High blood pressure improves or resolves in about 60 percent of patients.

  • Risk of cardiac events is reduced.

  • Sleep apnea resolves in about 85 to 90 percent of patients, and CPAP therapy may no longer be necessary.

  • Most patients have marked improvement in symptoms associated with arthritis in weight-bearing joints.

  • Most patients have marked improvement in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.

  • Patients with urinary stress incontinence may see marked improvement.

  • Infertility may resolve with significant weight loss.

Refer a patient to the Temple Bariatric Surgery Program.