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Patients can expect to lose an average of 50-75 percent of their excess weight after gastric gypass surgery, 40-60 percent of excess weight after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight after LAP-BAND® surgery. After weight loss surgery, patients will only require small portions of food to feel full and satisfied. Weight loss surgery will help eliminate cravings for large quantities of food at meal time. With time, patients will be able to tolerate most foods.
The goal of surgery is to help lose over half of your excess weight. This can reduce or prevent health problems. It is not cosmetic surgery. Keep in mind that:
When other medically supervised methods have failed, bariatric surgery offers the best option of long-term weight control for those with clinically severe obesity.