Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery – Types, Complications and Results

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Results of Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery and Follow-Up

Safety & Effectiveness of Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

Bariatric surgery is the most effective weight-loss therapy for the morbidly obese. The result of the surgery is well acceptable and has made this surgery safe for the morbidly obese. The first follow-up has to occur within a month after surgery.

Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is the most effective weight-loss therapy for the morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI>40 kg/m2. Most of the weight loss occurs in the first 1 to 2 years after surgery. Loss of weight will bring down medical problems associated with obesity.

An ideal weight need not be attained after bariatric surgery. A 50 to 60% of excess body weight is sufficient to declare the surgery to be a success.

Follow-Up after Surgery

A long-term follow-up is always required. The first follow-up has to occur within a month after surgery when the doctor evaluates oral intake, tolerance to food, the status of the wounds (progress of healing) and weight loss. With time, the frequency of visits decreases. The advice from your nutritionist is to be tightly adhered to. Vitamin supplements are often required.

A commitment to staying healthy for life is an absolute must.

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tammy6 

how long is healing period for lap band surgery

bebe1 

hello, i too had gb in 97 great until i started with dv in 2005 2008 and now will not go away. am being tested for same thing mg. so far everything is neg. i think it is my gb also. the dumping side of life going to see if i can get into seeing gb surgeon to see if they have an idea?! dont want to scare you but have had friends pass from these same issues. stay on top of this. you know there are not any long term studies on gb. we will be the studies. i have started keeping up with everything i put in my mouth to see if it is affecting my feeling and dv. i take two b12 shots a month and 50,000 units of vit d and 325mg times 3 daily of iron.will have to the rest of my life .keep pushing for answers and research.you have to be your own advocate. God bless . good luck.

kosterholt 

please I hope you read this I know this post was 3 years old but it a shot my wife just had the surgery and now has double vision and blurred vision the doctors say its the anesthesia but I do not think so can you tell me if it ever got better

andrea 

In addition to my other letter. I also am having trouble with a foot that is going numb. Neruopathy from lack of vitamin b-12 and I am having trouble with my eye sight. I have double vision. they are testing me for mysethina gravis and MS. I am suffering daily all I believe due to the gastric bypass surgery.. I maybe wrong but I was without any of these problems before the surgery.. My dr. once said for being 333lbs. you'd never know it looking at all of my health issues or lack of and lab work. my health status was great I only was fat...I'd do anything to not have done this surgery and have my healthy fat life back...I can't believe I did this surgery so I could do more funny, I suffer daily in pain, losing my teeth, losing feeling in my foot and most of all I have to close my left eye to see or I'll see double vision. that takes away your independence.. OH what I wouldn't do to be a healthy fat functioning independently daily....

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