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How much weight do people lose after gastric sleeve weight loss surgery?

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People generally lose 60% of their extra weight over 12 to 18 months. So if you are 100 pounds overweight, you'll lose about 60 pounds, though some lose more and others less. Of course, exercising and eating right add to your weight loss.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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