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Weight Loss Surgery: Risks and Benefits
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Weight Loss Surgery - A Summary of Risks and Benefits

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Normal Digestive Process - Bypass Raises Life Expectancy - Gastric Bypass
Bariatric Surgery: Benefits - Surgery: Risks - Origins - Abdominoplasty to Remove Loose Skin
Adjustable Gastric Banding - Lap Band - Lap Band System - Jaw Wiring for Super-Obese
Duodenal Switch - Biliopancreatic Diversion Stomach Bypass - Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty - Malabsorptive Surgery - Restrictive Surgery - Questions
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery - Risks of Bariatric Surgery - Stomach Reduction Surgery
Weight Reduction Surgery - Bypass & Nutrional Deficiency - Surgery & Health Risks
Is Surgery Safe? - Success - Is Surgery More Effective Than Dieting - Surgery & Mortality

Risks & Complications of Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric or gastrointestinal weight loss surgery is not a quick fix or any easy way out. It is a drastic step, and it includes all the pain and risk of any major abdominal operation.

Also, weight loss surgery forces people to change their eating habits radically, makes them violently ill if they overeat and because gastric bypass operations cause food to skip the duodenum, where most iron and calcium are absorbed, it puts them at lifelong risk for major nutritional deficiencies.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Many patients lose more than 100 - 200 pounds. Some reach a normal weight, while others remain heavy, though less overweight than before.

With drugs or diet, most patients can realistically hope to lose no more than 10 percent of their body weight - a mere 30 pounds in someone who weighs 300, for instance - and even that may not last.

By comparison, one study shows that 10 years after the most commonly performed bariatric operation, the gastric bypass, patients on average have maintained a loss of 60 percent of their excess weight.

For more information about weight loss surgical operations (including diagrams) see below.

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