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Risks of Gastric Bypass For Morbid Obesity: Two Recent Studies

New studies on the health benefits and dangers of gastric bypass operations to reduce morbid obesity, published in October 2004 Journal of the American College of Surgeons, include the following findings:

  • Super-obese people who have gastric-bypass surgery may live longer than other obese people who don't have the procedure. Bariatric patients have an 89% reduced risk of death.
  • 2% of gastric-bypass patients die within a month after the operation, which is higher than the one in 200 or one in 500 previously reported.
  • About 3% of gastric-bypass patients younger than 40 had died in the 13.6 years after the surgery, compared with 13.8% of those who did not have the surgery.
  • Overall, 11.8% of gastric-bypass patients of all ages had died after 15 years, compared with 16.3% who hadn't been operated on.
  • Patients are five times more likely to die if the weight loss surgeon has less experience.
  • Gastric-bypass patients lose 67% of their excess weight.

The studies have limitations but are important, says Samuel Klein of the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "They suggest that bariatric surgery improves long-term survival in extremely obese patients, but there is an increased risk upfront."

Source:
USA Today October 2004

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Laparoscopic or open bariatric surgery, such as gastric banding or bypass is not an easy solution to morbid obesity and weight loss. It is a serious surgical procedure, involving health risks. To produce lasting weight loss it requires a long-term patient commitment to eating a healthy diet and following a regular program of physical exercise. Life-long use of nutritional supplements may also be necessary. So, before deciding, discuss your options fully with your doctor. © 2003-2017 Bariatric-Surgery.Info - Terms - Contact - Information - Resources