After weight loss surgery, success is a long-term project. But if you can
stick with a healthy diet and exercise, experts say you’ll enjoy extremely
By most estimates, 80% or more of patients do well after surgery, says Atul
Madan, MD, chief of bariatric surgery at the University of Miami School of
Medicine. "They have lost the weight they wanted to lose and have kept it
Quality of life is vastly improved after bariatric surgery, Madan tells
WebMD. "Multiple studies...
Weight loss surgery can help you shed a lot of pounds.
That weight loss often leads to other health benefits. Improvements in general health are common. Obesity-related medical conditions usually improve or even go away after weight loss surgery, including:
After weight loss surgery, most people -- about 95% -- say their quality of life is better. Some studies also suggest people live longer after weight loss surgery, compared to equally obese people who don't get surgery.
Risks of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery carries real risks. As many as 10% of people have complications afterward.
Usually problems are only unpleasant or inconvenient. Some might cause some pain and discomfort or require additional surgeries, including: